When you are a student of mathematics, you cultivate a beautiful and timeless lens to view the world. Mathematics fosters rigorous and abstract thinking, effective communication of technical ideas, and creative problem-solving. As a student, you’ll engage in a variety of courses reflecting the breadth and depth of the discipline, including courses in Statistics, Probability, Number Theory, Geometry, Calculus, and Analysis.
You’ll soon realize that while mathematics is an age-old discipline, it constantly provides new ways of thinking about new problems and issues. Current areas of research in the mathematical sciences include internet security, climate change, and the economy.
In addition to a thorough preparation in specific areas of mathematics, as a mathematics major you’ll develop a habit of accuracy and logical thought processes, acquire an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities and historical development of mathematics, and gain an appreciation and understanding of concepts and techniques in mathematics that are applicable to other areas of scientific endeavor.The Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching majors are designed to meet your needs as a student who may be choosing from a wide variety of career paths. Each major has sufficient flexibility to prepare you for graduate study in mathematics, and/or a career in teaching, business, or industry.