Applied Mathematics

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
• Pre-Calculus Mathematics
• Patterns, Relationships, and Number Concepts
• Linear Algebra

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.