Knowledge & Skills Gained
Applying What You Learn
In his message to the students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Boocker explains the importance of "making knowledge matter." We believe that means helping you develop useful, real-world skills alongside the sense of fulfillment and enrichment that studying math can provide.
We also believe in making you aware of the knowledge and skills you're developing along the way, so that you can capitalize on your strengths in the marketplace, graduate school and in life.
Knowledge & Skills Gained as a Math Major:
In addition to the specific knowledge acquired in each course, all math majors learn that:
- Mathematics is a universal language
- Mathematics is the art and science of problem solving
- Math is all around us, from the simplistic to the complex
- Mathematics is essential for solving real-world problems
- Calculus is the mathematics of change
- Logic is the basis for all mathematical reasoning
- Proofs are the essence of mathematics
- Adept at solving quantitative problems
- Ability to understand both concrete and abstract problems
- Proficient in communicating mathematical ideas
- Ability to make critical observations
- Accurately organize, analyze, and interpret data
- Extract important information and patterns
- Assess and solve complex problems
- Able to work independently and on a team
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