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Mathematics

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Secondary Education (see 2013-2014 Catalog)

Minor

Informatics
Mathematics

The mission of the Mathematics Department at Wesley College is to develop the analytical and quantitative skills of all students so that they have sufficient skills,now and after graduation, to analyze and solve quantitative problems, and communicate the results. The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics is recommended for students who plan to work in a quantitative field, or who plan to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or another discipline that requires a strong mathematical background.

Wesley College also offers mathematics courses to support programs of study in the Sciences, Business, Education, Nursing and other disciplines. A variety of mathematical courses are offered ranging from developmental mathematics through abstract algebra.

Graduates of the mathematics program have the quantitative skills necessary for success in her/his chosen field. These skills include the ability to:

  1. Understand problems
    • Restate/clarify what is meant by the problem
    • Differentiate essential facts from irrelevant information
    • Identify the expected solution
  2. Devise appropriate techniques/strategies to solve a given problem
    • Identify possible strategies for solving the problem
    • Select appropriate strategies
    • Sequence selected strategies
  3. Apply appropriate models to solve the problem
    • Use appropriate strategies for solving the problem
    • Execute selected strategies and techniques
  4. Interpret and analyze data
    • Assess the accuracy of the solution
    • Verify the reasonableness of the solution in the context of the problem
  5. Communicate/present the findings
    • Present findings in written and oral form
    • Translate findings into format appropriate for the intended audience
    • Recommend course of action based on findings

Special Features

  • Opportunity to work as a math tutor.
  • Opportunity to work closely with math faculty in undergraduate research

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