Mathematics & Statistics

Mission & Student Learning Outcomes

Our Mission

Consistent with the mission of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is dedicated to ensuring that all mathematics majors will obtain a comprehensive knowledge of mathematics in terms of content, problem solving, analytical skills, and abstract mathematical reasoning.  All mathematics majors will be able to communicate their skills and knowledge effectively in writing and orally and will be able to make appropriate choices regarding the use of technology in the solution and presentation of problems.

Student Learning Outcomes

 Mathematics students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:

  • Demonstrated an understanding of calculus and its use in problem solving;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic probability and statistics;
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the concepts of linear algebra and their application to problem solving;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and an appreciation for the foundations of mathematics;
  • Used mathematical modeling to solve problems in mathematics and other fields; and
  • Acquired knowledge of the technology and be able to use it appropriately to solve mathematical problems.