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.
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.
A major in mathematics has the flexibility to prepare you for graduate study in mathematics, and/or a career in teaching, business, or industry.
You will enjoy the opportunity to study mathematics within a close-knit community that includes individual attention from professors, collaborating in small classes.
Your professors work with you to develop individualized programs that emphasize areas of special interest, such as actuarial science, business and economics, or applied mathematics and pre-engineering.
Greater Madison is home to numerous corporations such as Epic, CUNA Mutual, and American Family Insurance. Through established partnerships, these organizations (and others) provide internships which open pathways to meaningful careers built upon a mathematics degree achieved through a liberal arts lens.
Students majoring in mathematics have successfully gone on to a variety of pursuits including graduate studies, high school teaching, careers in the insurance industry, finance, and the technology sector.