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Mathematics Programs - Overview and Learning Goals

Overview

In addition to our B.Sc. degree in mathematics, the department has a number of formal programs that offer academic credit. These are either entirely housed within Mathematics or offered jointly with other departments. Here is a brief list:

Where to find it

The standard and official location for all Rose-Hulman programs is the Undergraduate Bulletin (current version). To make things a bit easier to find, and to add additional information, the department has created webpages specific to the mathematics department.

Annual Integrated Math catalogues. These pages contain all information about the math program in the Institute bulletin. In particular they contain the following.(click on the link to go directly to the relevant sect of the current catalogue)..

In addition, there are specific webpages and sites that give additional information

 

Updates, Recent Versions, and Integrated Math Catalogues

Our web-only catalogue, is updated and frozen annually during the summer, to be in force for students entering the following September. To help students keep track of the many updates the department has constructed annual "integrated math catalogues", consisting of all mathematics requirements and courses -- and their updates -- up to the freeze date. Mathematics majors may graduate under the catalogue in force in the year in which they entered or a later catalogue, (provided courses still exist) but may not mix requirements among years. Any matters of interpretation among the various versions of the catalogue will be resolved by the Head of the Mathematics Department. The various versions of recent math catalogues may be found at these links:

In addition, scheduling and checklist templates for the major and double major are in the ANGEL Major Group for Mathematics.

Student learning goals

These goals are taken from our Mission, Vision, and Goals Statement.

Goal for all students: To provide all undergraduate students at Rose-Hulman with an education in mathematics which will serve as part of a foundation for life-long learning of science, engineering and mathematics.

Objectives for this goal: All students should

  • become competent users of mathematics,
  • appreciate mathematics as an intellectual endeavor in its own right,
  • become familiar with basic mathematical and statistical thinking and modeling,
  • understand the use of mathematics in other disciplines, and become competent at the application of mathematics to these disciplines,
  • become effective problem solvers,
  • become competent in using the computer as an aid to mathematical modeling and computation, and
  • develop communication skills appropriate in a mathematical context.


Goal for Mathematics Majors: To graduate majors who have become liberally educated and are prepared for a mathematically based career.

Objectives for this goal: Our majors should be able to

  • formulate and solve problems from a mathematical perspective,
  • understand the relationship of mathematics to other technical fields and develop competence at the application of mathematics in one or more of these areas,
  • use technology effectively in mathematics and the application of mathematics,
  • communicate effectively (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to both technical and non-technical audiences, and
  • work cooperatively with others.

This document was last modified: 05/13/2013
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