Applied Mathematics

Purpose

Graduates with the Applied Mathematics Degree, a Bachelor of Science program, will have knowledge and appreciation of the breadth and depth of mathematics, including the connections between different areas of mathematics, and between mathematics and other disciplines. They will be prepared for immediate participation in the workforce or for graduate study.

Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Applied Mathematics Program will be able to do the following in the first few years after graduation.

  • Apply critical thinking and communication skills to solve applied problems.
  • Use knowledge and skills necessary for immediate employment or acceptance into a graduate program.
  • Maintain a core of mathematical and technical knowledge that is adaptable to changing technologies and provides a solid foundation for future learning.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Apply mathematical concepts and principles to perform computations
  2. Apply mathematics to solve problems
  3. Create, use and analyze graphical representations of mathematical relationships
  4. Communicate mathematical knowledge and understanding
  5. Apply technology tools to solve problems
  6. Perform abstract mathematical reasoning
  7. Learn independently

Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Applied Mathematics program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2012-13 academic year, the Mathematics faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.