Students completing the Applied Mathematics major will:
- use mathematical reasoning, modeling, and statistical methods to explore, represent, and communicate about quantitative relationships;
- apply quantitative methods to solve problems in a variety of disciplines;
- develop proficiency with computer algebra, statistical, and geometric software to investigate mathematical concepts and applications;
- engage in independent inquiry in an area of interest in mathematics, applied mathematics, or mathematics education;
- prepare mathematical documents for dissemination in written and presentation formats;
- gain analytic and technological skills to support careers in mathematics and related areas, and graduate and professional study.
Additionally, students completing the secondary mathematics teacher certification option will develop their abilities to:
- incorporate mathematics education research into their perspectives on mathematics teaching and learning;
- draw upon a variety of sources, including textbooks, reference, materials, professional organizations, and curriculum frameworks to inform their perceptions and practices of mathematics teaching and learning.