Mathematics is the language of science, providing a framework for analyzing the world.
A successful study of mathematics delivers a powerful approach to solving problems through organization, simplification, and abstraction.
This process often leads to solutions and techniques of great beauty independent of their application.
It is the aim of the mathematics faculty to give students an understanding of theories and methods of mathematics, as well as an appreciation of their beauty.
In today's job market, individuals with highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills are in great demand, providing a number of career options to those who major in Mathematics.
The Department maintains a list of suggested tracks of courses for different career paths, including a 3:2 Dual-Degree Pre-Engineering Program.
Student Learning Goals have been put in place also. They are as follows:
Student Learning Goal 1: Developing a knowledge base, developing problem identification and solving skills, and learning to apply and relate mathematics to practical problems.
Student Learning Goal 2: Learning how to read mathematics and how to communicate mathematics in verbal and written form, strengthening habits of rigorous logical thought, learning how to construct and test hypotheses and conjectures, and developing the ability to create, evaluate, and write mathematical proofs and arguments.
Melvyn Jeter, Chair
P.O. Box 2900
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington IL 61702-2900
Phone (309) 556-3069
Fax (309) 556-3864