Mathematics Program Details
As an integrated program of study, the Mathematics major incorporates both applications and
theory. You will receive solid grounding in critical, creative, and logical problem
solving. Plus, you will be encouraged to study your own special mathematics
interests: You can major in Mathematics, Mathematics and Secondary Education (dual degree), or Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial Science.
Classes are small—the average class is about 12 students—led by faculty with advanced degrees.
The ability to reason effectively, think logically, and solve problems rationally, as well as quantitative and analytical skills—skills developed as a Mathematics major—are the foundation for successful continued education and careers in such fields as:
- Major or minor option
- Small classes led by faculty with advanced degrees
- Solid grounding in critical, creative, and logical problem solving
- Understand single and multivariable calculus, the foundation courses for higher-level mathematics
- Understand mathematical structures and operations and their properties
- Construct clear and concise proofs and possess an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of mathematical concepts
- Develop an awareness of the many areas of applications of mathematics
- Use mathematics as a tool in problem solving and the modeling of physical phenomena
- Analyze numerical data and draw logical conclusions
- Solve multistep problems using sequential reasoning and critical thinking
- Communicate mathematical ideas in written form clearly to others
- Demonstrate a familiarity with technological tools used in mathematics
*Employment projections taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for employment category: Computer and mathematical occupations.