**The student exiting the programs in the mathematical sciences must be able to:**

1. Analyze and solve problems in the areas of algebra, analysis, statistics, and geometry. The student should be able to work individually and as a member of a team. Depending on the program emphasis, the student should possess the concept comprehension skills mentioned above at a sufficient level of expertise to function successfully as a teacher of mathematics, as a contributing member in business or industry, or as a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics.

2. Use technology as an aid in the solution of problems. Specifically, the student must be able to write and effectively use programs for computers and programmable or graphing calculators.

3. Develop appropriate learning skills to foster the investigation of mathematical ideas and direct his/her own learning.

4. Communicate the mathematical ideas learned in the program. This ability must exist in both written and oral forms of communication.