Mathematics Programs - Overview and Learning Goals
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
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
- 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.