University of Southern Indiana

Program Outcomes and Objectives

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Individuals who have completed a degree in mathematics should be equipped to:

  1. find employment utilizing their mathematical knowledge;
  2. use their mathematical knowledge to solve problems; and
  3. undertake further studies related to mathematics. 

Based on these over-arching objectives, a set of program outcomes has been adopted which describe the skills, knowledge, attitudes, values and behaviors that students should be able to demonstrate by the time they complete the program.   Specifically, students completing a mathematics major should:

  1. gain knowledge in foundational areas of mathematics;
  2. communicate mathematics accurately, precisely and effectively;
  3. develop mathematical thinking;
  4. apply mathematical knowledge; and
  5. be able to solve mathematical problems using technology. 

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics – Actuarial Track

Individuals who have completed a degree in mathematics with the actuarial track should be equipped to:

  1. find employment in an actuarial or financial field utilizing their mathematical knowledge;
  2. use their mathematical knowledge to solve problems;
  3. complete examinations and other requirements for SOA/CAS designated associate-ship and fellowship; and
  4. undertake further studies related to mathematics. 

Students completing a mathematics – actuarial track major should meet the following objectives:

  1. gain knowledge in foundational areas of mathematics as well as finance and economics essential to the actuarial field;
  2. communicate mathematics accurately, precisely and effectively;
  3. develop mathematical thinking;
  4. apply mathematical knowledge;
  5. solve mathematical problems using technology; and
  6. earn passing scores on the first two actuarial exams (P/1 and FM/2).

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Teaching

Individuals who have completed a degree in mathematics teaching should be equipped to:

  1. find suitable and rewarding teaching positions;
  2. use their mathematical knowledge to effectively teach mathematical concepts to their students and engage their students in problem solving;
  3. use technological tools to facilitate the presentation of mathematical concepts to their students; and
  4. succeed in future advanced studies related to mathematics or the teaching of mathematics.

 Students completing a mathematics teaching major should meet the following objectives:

  1. gain knowledge in foundational areas of mathematics;
  2. communicate mathematics accurately, precisely and effectively;
  3. develop mathematical thinking;
  4. apply mathematical knowledge;
  5. solve mathematical problems using technology; and
  6. understand the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.

                                           

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Statistics

Individuals who have completed a degree in statistics should be equipped to:

  1. Find employment utilizing their statistical knowledge.
  2. Use statistical knowledge to identify and solve problems.
  • Undertake graduate studies related to statistics. 

Students completing a statistics major should meet the following objectives: 

  1. convert a problem description into testable research hypotheses.
  2. select appropriate statistical tools to investigate a research hypothesis.
  3. apply appropriate statistical methodology and interpret results in a variety of settings.
  4. apply likelihood principles and calculus to derive fundamental results in probability, estimation and hypothesis testing.
  5. select standard experiment designs, with consideration of selection process, data collection, issues of bias, causality and confounding, based on specifications of a scientific study.
  6. write code to extract and reformat real data and to utilize statistical programming environments.
  7. identify limitations to statistical results and avoid misleading quantitative analysis.
  8. effectively present statistical findings to an audience lacking statistical expertise and work collaboratively.

 

 

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