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Upon completing the degree, a student majoring in Mathematics and Statistics will:
- Be familiar with examples of the application of mathematics and/or statistics to other fields.
- Be prepared for advanced undergraduate study in mathematics and statistics. In particular:
- Be able to write correct and coherent mathematical arguments.
- Understand foundational mathematical ideas related to formal logic, number theory, sets, functions and relations.
- Understand core ideas of advanced undergraduate mathematics, including:
- Fundamental concepts from abstract algebra (e.g., groups, rings and fields).
- Fundamental concepts from real analysis (e.g., continuity, differentiation, and integration).
- Be able to independently investigate an advanced topic in mathematics or statistics and to report the results of that investigation in a clear and organized manner, both orally and in writing.