Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Mathematics, Data Analytics Concentration, B.S.


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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Rachel Wagner, rwagner@francis.edu, 814-471-1215

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ying Li, yli@francis.edu

Program Description:

The program in mathematics embodies both views of mathematics: one, as the study of abstract structures and hence independent of the physical world; the other, as the cornerstone of all scientific inquiry. This program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial Science.

Data analytics is the field of inspecting, analyzing, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, forming predictions, and making decisions accordingly. Different techniques of data analysis have been used in business, science, social science, and other fields. Our concentration focuses on techniques that utilize statistical modeling and making predictions using computers.

Student Learning Outcomes:

• Demonstrate knowledge of diverse areas in Mathematics such as algebra, analysis, and data analytics;

• Demonstrate the ability to apply Mathematics and logical reasoning to problem solving including problems in other fields;

• Read and communicate Mathematics with understanding and clarity.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically, 4 years of full-time study

Total Credits Required:

130 credits minimum

Capstone Requirement:

Students in the Mathematics, B.S, Data Analytics Concentration, are required to pass the ETS Mathematics major field exam and complete a senior research project. The requirements can be met by successfully completing MATH 492   Mathematics seminar (1 credit).

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