The Department of Mathematics offers a rigorous core curriculum that challenges students to think abstractly, recognize and generalize patterns, communicate ideas, and define and solve problems. In addition, mathematics students can explore exciting developments in this rapidly changing field through special topics courses and independent research in areas such as game theory, chaos, and cryptography.

Course Catalog Description

An advanced study of probability theory. Sample spaces, random variables and their distributions, conditional probability and independence, transformations of random variables. The prerequisites are MATH 205 (Calculus III) and MATH 210 (Linear Algebra).

Course Catalog Description

The prerequisites are a satisfaction of the Mathematics Proficiency requirement. The idea of a matrix, or rectangular array of objects, is surprisingly powerful and pervasive in mathematics and its applications. This course explores the algebraic properties and uses of matrices. Topics include inverses, determinants, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications to such areas as network flow, economic input-output analysis, random processes, electric circuits, game theory, and linear optimization.