Pure Math Major

The general goal of the program:

The scope and depth of the program prepares students for graduate study in mathematics or for a variety of mathematics based careers.

More specific outcomes are:

  • Goal 1. Each Mathematics Major will have a solid command of a broad range of core mathematical knowledge including calculus, multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, and abstract algebra. The student will also have additional knowledge in two or more other areas of the student’s choosing such as probability and statistics, fractal geometry, or complex analysis.
  • Goal 2. Each student will have problem solving skills including solid computational skills and solid abstract skills, such as logic deduction.
  • Goal 3. Each will be able to read mathematics, understand and assess proofs, and write proofs of moderate difficulty and complexity.
  • Goal 4. Each student will be able to present and communicate mathematical computations and proofs in a clear, precise, professional manner both orally and in writing.

Applied Math Major

The scope and depth of the program prepares students for a variety of mathematics careers in actuarial science, economics and finance and for graduate study in economics and finance.

More specific outcomes are:

  • Goal 1. Each Mathematics Major will have a solid command of a broad range of core mathematical knowledge including calculus, multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, probability and statistics. The student will also have additional knowledge in two or more other areas of the student’s choosing such as probability and statistics, economics and finance.
  • Goal 2. Each student will have problem solving skills including solid computational skills and solid abstract skills, such as logic deduction.
  • Goal 3. Each will be able to read mathematics, understand and assess proofs, and elementary proofs.
  • Goal 4. Each student will be able to present and communicate mathematical computations and proofs in a clear, precise, professional manner both orally and in writing.

Computer Science Major

The primary goal of the Computer Science undergraduate program is to prepare students to become competent computer scientists and software engineers who will be successful in a wide variety of career paths.

We expect our graduates to have mastery of crucial programming skills and to have acquired deep knowledge in fundamental areas of Computer Science (e.g., programming languages, computer architecture, databases, operating systems and networks) and to be able to apply those skills and that knowledge in various problem solving activities, working individually and/or in teams.

We expect our graduates are able to integrate and synthesize theoretical and practical knowledge, perspective and critical think skills acquired through their study, and have built a solid foundation for advanced degrees.We also expect students to acquire good communication skills as well as an understanding of the ethical issues that arise with societal use of Computer Science related technologies.

Suffolk B.S. Computer Science graduates will:

  • Have a mastery of fundamental computer system principles, demonstrate proficiency in theoretical and practical aspects on various computer science fields and have built solid foundations to pursue advanced degrees.
  • Have a deep understanding on design and develop computing systems and applications, and have strong programming skills and software engineering knowledge. Be capable of problem analysis, identification and definition, and able to apply mathematical foundations in the modeling and designing of its solutions.
  • Have critical thinking skills, and able to design, implement and evaluate computer applications independently and/or with the teams. Have strong communication skills and function effectively on multidiscipline teams to achieve the goal.
  • Graduates will have the requisite foundation for life-long learning and will possess the skills to adapt and thrive in the rapidly-changing field of computer science.
  • Understand and appreciate the professional, social, legal, security and ethical implications of computing.

General

Exit Surveys will be given to all graduating seniors several weeks before graduation. We hope to learn which parts of our program work well and what can be improved. Furthermore, we wish to collect important information such as overall student satisfaction, length of time to graduation, and future professional plans of our students. We will also survey alumni.