What it's all about
This major focuses on applying math to real-life situations. Over your coursework, you'll discover ways to use mathematical concepts for problem-solving and decision-making in a variety of environments. From oil companies and insurance firms to government and environmental agencies, you'll see how a few essential techniques can be used across many different scenarios. Several years ago the television network A&E presented a ranking of the most influential individuals of the last millennium. Four of the top ten were either mathematicians or used mathematics extensively in their work. So become a math major and get a head start on making the list for the next millennium!
You might take classes such as:
Ideas in Mathematics
Patterns, Relationships, and Number Concepts
Graduates of this major go on to:
attend graduate or professional school
work in government agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and the National Security Agency
take jobs in business and industries such as banks, insurance, finance, computers, communications or marketing.