# Mathematics and Statistics Learning Objectives

## Mathematical Statistics Major:

- Acquire core knowledge of mathematics and statistics required to provide background in an advanced topic in probability and/or statistics.
- Be able to place probabilistic or statistical results in the appropriate historical context.
- Be able to apply probabilistic or statistical knowledge to situations outside of courses.
- Be able to create probabilistic or statistical calculations and arguments.
- Be able to independently investigate a probabilistic or statistical topic.
- Be able to communicate probabilistic or statistical results in written form.
- Be able to communicate probabilistic or statistical results in oral form.
- Demonstrate preparedness for future employment or education.

## Mathematics Major Track and Mathematics/Education Major Track†

- Acquire core knowledge, reasoning and computational skills from lower level required mathematics and statistics courses.
- Display an awareness of the historical context of mathematical ideas.
- Acquire knowledge, reasoning and computational skills in advanced required mathematics courses.
- Be able to apply appropriate mathematical knowledge and skills towards solving problems that are beyond ordinary coursework.
- Be able to create mathematical arguments and proofs.
- Be able to communicate mathematical results in written form.
- Be able to communicate mathematical results in oral form.
- Demonstrate preparedness for future employment or education.

†The term "mathematics/education major" is used in this report to identify a mathematics major that is also pursuing Adolescent Young Adult teaching licensure in mathematics.

## Applied Mathematics

- Acquire core knowledge, reasoning and computational skills from lower level required mathematics and statistics courses.
- Display an awareness of the historical context of mathematical ideas.
- Acquire knowledge, reasoning and computational skills in advanced required mathematics courses.
- Be able to apply appropriate mathematical knowledge and skills towards solving problems that are beyond ordinary coursework and are related to another academic field.
- Be able to create mathematical arguments.
- Be able to communicate interdisciplinary results in written form.
- Be able to communicate interdisciplinary results in oral form.
- Demonstrate preparedness for future employment or education.