###### Goal #1: Problem-Solving.

- To develop student’s ability to apply both conventional and creative techniques to the solution of mathematical problems.
*Student Learning Objectives:*Students graduating with a major in mathematics will- Be able to use problem-solving techniques to formulate a mathematical model for and solve a complex problem.
- Be able to make appropriate use of technology in the solution of a mathematical problem.

###### Goal #2: Abstraction and Proof.

- To develop student’s ability to comprehend, formulate, and produce mathematical proof.
*Student Learning Objectives:*Students graduating with a major in mathematics will- Be able to read and comprehend a mathematical argument, identifying any flaws in its reasoning.
- Be able to use mathematical reasoning to prove or disprove conjectures.
- Be able to write formal mathematical proofs.
- Be able to use abstraction and generalization to make and test conjectures and to revise them as necessary.

###### Goal #3: Communication.

- To develop student’s ability to communicate correct mathematical content in both written and oral form.
*Student Learning Objectives:*Students graduating with a major in mathematics will- Be able to communicate sound mathematical reasoning and solutions of mathematical problems in writing.
- Be able to communicate sound mathematical reasoning and solutions of mathematical problems through oral presentations.
- Be able to collaborate with peers to solve mathematical problems.

###### Goal #4: Breadth.

- To provide students with the understanding that mathematics comprises a broad array of interconnected concepts.
*Student Learning Objectives:*Students graduating with a major in mathematics will- Possess the mathematical content knowledge and skills from several foundational areas of mathematics, including calculus, algebra, discrete mathematics, and linear algebra.
- Be aware of a wide array of other areas of mathematics and how they interrelate.

###### Goal #5: Depth. (BS and BA degrees)

- To engage students in an in-depth study of a single area of mathematics.
*Student Learning Objectives:*Students graduating with a major in mathematics will- Have completed an extended study of one or more advanced areas of undergraduate mathematics.

###### Goal #6: Pedagogy. (BA Teaching Emphasis)

- To prepare students to become teachers of mathematics.
*Student Learning Objectives:*Students graduating with a major in mathematics will- Use a variety of representations of mathematical ideas to support and deepen students’ mathematical understanding.
- Recognize, use, and make connections between and among mathematical ideas and in contexts outside mathematics to build mathematical understanding.
- Possess a pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.

###### Goal #7: Life After OBU.

- To prepare students for a lifetime of learning and for success in their future mathematical endeavors.
*Student Learning Objectives:*Students graduating with a major in mathematics will- Be able to read and learn from mathematical literature such as textbooks and journals.
- Be able to analyze the veracity of mathematical exposition.
- Be adequately prepared for success in graduate school, secondary teaching, and careers requiring analytical skills.