Mathematics is a deductive science that investigates properties of numbers and shapes. At the collegiate level, students hone their skill and knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and properties of numbers as they learn about analysis (calculus), vectors, and properties of important and sophisticated functions from areas of application.
Emphasis is placed on learning to prove various facts and concepts about numbers and shapes from first principles. A variety of challenging courses lead the student from the foundations to higher-order concepts in the four-year major leading to a BA or BS in mathematics. The BA is appropriate for those planning to attend graduate school or teach high school. The BS is a more industrial major, preparing students to go directly into a career.