# Goals and Objectives

## Goals of the Division of Mathematical Sciences

MS1. Understand the essential theory of mathematics/computer science and appropriately apply the theory in solving problems.

MS2. Use critical-thinking/analytical skills to understand mathematical/computing problems and design solutions with the aid of appropriate tools.

MS3. Apply an understanding of how mathematics/computing can be used in service to Christ as tools to the examination of the world He created.

MS4. Construct a foundation upon which they, after graduation, can continue the development of their God-given abilities and the learning necessary for work and life.

## Mathematics Major Objectives

- Progress logically from premises to valid conclusions in a variety of mathematical contexts.
- Apply mathematics to real life situations.
- Select and use of technology for understanding as well as a labor-saving or problem-solving tool.
- Construct a biblically consistent philosophy of mathematics.

## Actuarial Science Major Objectives

- Progress logically from premises to valid conclusions in a variety of mathematical and applied contexts including analysis, statistics (both theoretical and applied), probability and finance.
- Apply mathematics to actuarial problems (such as financial math and probability modeling) in exercising the biblical mandate to have dominion over the earth.
- Use technology as a tool for understanding as well as a labor-saving or problem-solving tool.
- Build the communication skills necessary to effectively communicate technical information to a quasi-technical audience and provide the information necessary for data-based decisions.
- Construct a biblically consistent philosophy of topics encountered in actuarial science.