# Assessment

## **Department of Mathematics and Statistics Mission Statement **

The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Jose State University
is to offer undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in Mathematics that prepare
students to pursue continuing graduate study, to work in industry, and to teach in
secondary schools or community colleges. We strive to teach our students to communicate
mathematical ideas effectively and to use basic computational skills, mathematical
models and technology to solve practical problems. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a variety of courses that serve students in other departments, notably engineering,
science, and business, to help them use mathematics and quantitative analysis effectively
in their chosen field. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics strives to teach well, maintain high standards for student performance, and keep its
curriculum up to date. The Department also takes pride in a faculty that is active
in scholarship and research, which includes the encouragement and supervision of student
research in Center for Applied Mathematics, Computation and Statistics (CAMCOS) projects
and graduate student theses.