Mathematics

Prospective Students

The Mathematics program at USC Upstate is a progressive program that offers two focus areas for students with different interests:

  • The Mathematics Focus provides a traditional program that prepares students for graduate studies in Mathematics or closely related areas.
  • The Statistics Focus trains students who will use statistical methodologies and modes to analyze data in order to make decisions and to draw conclusions. 

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes


1. The student should demonstrate an understanding of fundamental proof techniques and counterexample construction.

1.1 The student should be able to construct proofs using a specified method (direct, contrapositive or indirect, contradiction, and induction).

1.2 The student should be able to construct counterexamples of false statements.


 2. Students will demonstrate technical expertise within Mathematics. 2.1 The student should be able to recognize, design, and implement solutions to mathematical problems.

3. Students will be able to communicate mathematics both orally and in written form.

3.1 The student should be able to read and understand undergraduate mathematics.

3.2 The students should be able to communicate mathematics, both orally and in writing, using appropriate terminology and notation.


4. Students will be able to exhibit facility with abstract mathematical concepts.

4.1 The student should be able to demonstrate facility with algebraic structures.

4.2 The student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts such as Limits, Derivatives, Integrals and Convergence.