Mathematical techniques that have been used, productively and extensively, during the last thirty years and that do not involve the use of calculus. Probability, linear programming, matrix algebra, Markov chains, game theory, and graph theory are representative topics. Students learn to use computer software, including a spreadsheet, to solve problems.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Natural Science and Mathematics distribution requirement.