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Mathematics

DEGREE
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

CONCENTRATIONS
Traditional Mathematics
Middle/Secondary Education

MINOR
Mathematics

The mission of the Mathematics Department at Wesley College is to develop the analytical and quantitative skills of all students so that they have sufficient skills, now and after graduation, to analyze and solve quantitative problems, and communicate the results. The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a concentration in traditional mathematics is recommended for students who plan to work in a quantitative field, or who plan to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or another discipline that requires a strong mathematical background. Wesley College also offers mathematics courses to support pro­grams of study in the Sciences, Business, Education, Nurs­ing and all other disciplines. A variety of mathematical courses are offered ranging from basic developmental mathematics through abstract algebra.

Graduates of the mathematics program have the quantitative skills necessary for success in her/his chosen field.  These skills include the ability to:

1. Understand problems
    a. Restate/clarify what is meant by the problem
    b. Differentiate essential facts from irrelevant information
    c. Identify the expected solution
2. Devise appropriate techniques/strategies to solve a given problem
    a. Identify possible strategies for solving the problem
    b. Select appropriate strategies
    c. Sequence selected strategies
3. Apply appropriate models to solve the problem
    a. Use appropriate strategies for solving the problem
    b. Execute selected strategies and techniques
4. Interpret and analyze data
    a. Assess the accuracy of the solution
    b. Verify the reasonableness of the solution in the context of the problem
5. Communicate/present the findings
    a. Present findings in written and oral form
    b. Translate findings into format appropriate for the intended audience
    c. Recommend course of action based on findings

SPECIAL FEATURE
•   Opportunity to work as a math tutor.

Core Requirements

Concentration in Secondary Mathematics Education
The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education is recommended for students who plan to teach high school mathematics. The program of studies is designed to help the students become certified to teach high school mathematics and successfully pass the PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II exams.

Core Requirements
Meet the Faculty