Mathematics Mission and SLOs

BA Mathematical Sciences


The Mathematical Sciences Program at Kean University has several related goals that are aligned with the university mission. The mission of the Department of Mathematics is teaching, research and other scholarly activities in the discipline, and providing quality education to our students. The Department strives for excellence in teaching its major and service courses, ensuring they are stimulating and informative. The Mathematics Department performs many different roles infulfilling its mission to discover and communicate mathematical knowledge.

BA, Mathematical Science Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

SLO1: Use mathematics as a problem solving tool.

SLO2: Recognize connections between various topics in mathematics.

SLO3: Demonstrate the ability to write and understand mathematical argument.

SLO4: Effectively communicate mathematics via written word, formal presentation, and informal dialogue.

SLO5: Use technology to explore and demonstrate mathematical ideas.

SLO6: Do research in their selected program option.

KU Student Outcomes (KU): Kean University graduates should be able to:

1. Think critically, creatively and globally;

2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;

3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and

4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas

**General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (GE-K): Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:

(K1) applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;

(K2) evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;

(K3) relating historical references to literature; and

(K4) evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.


Skills (GE-S): Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:

(S1) write to communicate and clarify learning;

(S2) communicate effectively through speech;

(S3) solve problems using quantitative reasoning;

(S4) think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and

(S5) show information literacy

Values (GE-V): Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of lifelong learning through:

(V1) personal responsibility;

(V2) ethical & social responsibility;

(V3) active in social & civic engagement;

(V4) respect for diverse culture; and

(V5) lifelong learning

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