Department of Mathematical Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Kettler Hall 200 ~ 260-481-6821 ~ ipfw.edu/math
The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
- Students who complete the undergraduate mathematics major should be able to reason mathematically and be good problem solvers. Students should understand the role mathematics has played in solving important problems in a variety of disciplines, e.g. physics, engineering, and business.
- students who complete the Mathematics option should understand the fundamental concepts in algebra and analysis. They should understand the value of mathematical proofs and be able to do simple proofs.
- students who complete the Actuarial Science option should have had sufficient preparation in calculus, linear algebra, probability, and statistics to pass the preliminary Actuarial Science examinations.
- students who complete the Mathematics Teaching option should have mastered the fundamental concepts necessary to obtain certification to teach mathematics in the secondary schools.
Programs leading to the Bachelor of Science help you prepare for employment in business and industry, teaching in secondary schools, or study for advanced degrees. As a mathematics major you choose one of six options: actuarial science, business, computing, mathematics, mathematics teaching, or statistics.
To earn a B.S. with a major in mathematics, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ), the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ), and the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Required course work appears below.