Bachelor of Arts

Mathematical Sciences

Mission

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has two principal missions. The first is to provide students with a solid foundation in the basics of mathematics and to acquaint them with important concepts underlying more advanced topics. As a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, students will also be required to complete a significant number of courses in the Arts and Humanities in order to gain knowledge in a broad range of disciplines. This curriculum prepares students for immediate employment in business and industry, and also provides a valuable background for subsequent graduate study in mathematics, in related disciplines, and in education. The second is to deliver the mathematical content required by many other majors throughout the University. This is done by offering courses specifically tailored to the departments in question, usually in consultation with faculty in those departments. 

Requirements of the Major

Mathematical Sciences - Applied/Computational Math
Mathematical Sciences - Bioinformatics
Mathematical Sciences - Computer Science
Mathematical Sciences - Probability/Statistics
Mathematical Sciences - Teaching



Learning Outcomes

A graduate in Mathematical Sciences will be expected to be able to:

  1. Develop critical thinking skills which can be applied to a range of disciplines
  2. Read, write, and speak about mathematics
  3. Work as part of a multidisciplinary team on math-related projects
  4. Solve mathematical problems using a variety of tools and strategies
  5. Understand and be able to construct logical arguments
  6. Learn new mathematics independently