# Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

## News and Events

**Data Science Certificate**

SUU now offers a Data Science certificate to equip students will many of the skills necessary for a career in data science or other quantitative fields. More information can be found at the Data Science Certificate page. Feel free to contact Rick Brown at richardbrown1@suu.edu if you have any questions.

**Calculus Bee**

The Calculus Bee will be held on April 11, 2023 at 5pm. Contact Gretchen Meilstrup at rimmaschg@suu.edu for more information.

**State Math Contest**

The State Math Contest will be at the University of Utah in 2023. For more information, go to the State Math Contest website or contact Seth Armstrong at armstrong@suu.edu.

**Free Math Tutoring for SUU Students**

Peer tutoring in many subjects is available at no charge to SUU students at the Student Success Tutoring & Study Lab in ELC 204.

**When Will I Use Math?**

Ever asked yourself that question? Check out the We Use Math website. Find careers, salaries, tips for success, advice about jobs, and ways to go into math professionally and more. This site is supported by AMS, MAA, and BYU Math.

**Math Placement information from the SUU Testing Center**

## Mathematics Department Mission

The Department of Mathematics is committed to helping students and faculty increase their knowledge of mathematics, its applications, and its pedagogy. Our faculty are devoted to supporting student learning through innovative quality educational experiences in general education courses, service courses, and major courses. We provide opportunities for students to develop their problem solving, quantitative reasoning, and logical reasoning skills in a supportive and rigorous learning environment. Our curriculum is designed to help individuals grow intellectually, professionally, and personally while pursuing their academic goals.

## Student Learning Outcomes

**Mathematics and Mathematics Education majors should be able to:**

- Use standard mathematical techniques to solve computational problems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental mathematical concepts and results in the core content areas.
- Use content knowledge to solve applied and real-world mathematical problems.
- Communicate mathematics effectively using proper notation and terminology.
- Use logical reasoning to construct clear and concise mathematical proofs.