The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at UC Denver offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in mathematics with the opportunity to emphasize in applied mathematics, mathematics education, probability and statistics, or actuarial science. We also offer a minor in mathematics. The bachelor's degree is designed to provide students a contemporary mathematics education through constantly evolving curriculum that will:

- Empower them to obtain new skills as needed in their employment or future education
- Provide them with the skills and abilities to facilitate solving real world problems
- Allow them to be effective oral and written communicators

**Knowledge Areas.** Students must acquire both a conceptual and operational understanding of the following core areas of the undergraduate program:

- Differential and integral calculus in one and several variables
- Abstract mathematics as represented by basic logic, set theory and methods of proof
- Linear algebra
- One area of specialization (e.g., differential equations, discrete mathematics, statistics, optimization)
- One area of breadth outside of specialty (e.g., graph theory, probability, statistics, real analysis, geometry, history of mathematics, abstract algebra, computer science)

**Skills.** Students must acquire the following skills at an appropriate level:

- Precision and clarity in the oral and written communication of mathematical ideas
- Proficiency in the use of technology in mathematics
- Proficiency in the formulation and construction of proofs
- Facility in problem solving, modeling, approximation and mathematical exploration, both in groups and independently
- Appreciation of teamwork

**Attitudes.** Through coursework and research, students are expected to cultivate the following attitudes and dispositions:

- Confidence in one's own mathematical skills and knowledge
- Desire for continuous and independent learning
- Appreciation for the dynamic role of mathematics in science, society and history
- Awareness of career opportunities in mathematics
- Awareness of the interrelations among areas of mathematics

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