The mathematics department has established the following core values: curiosity, tenacity, and clarity. These values inform and guide all that we do. The program has three principal aims: first, to establish skill and confidence in applying mathematical techniques; second, to convey the analytical power of mathematics in modeling practical applications; third, to develop sound reasoning and communication around the logical structure of the subject. The search for patterns, the recognition of analogies, and the development of various strategies for solution provide the student with insight into and understanding of the problem-solving process.