The major in Mathematics provides the student with a good preparation for graduate study in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, or operations research as well as for many industrial positions as a mathematical analyst/programmer. With electives in business, this major is excellent preparation for actuarial careers. The Mathematics curriculum is also designed to provide students with opportunity to study areas of application such as economics, natural sciences, and psychology which will deepen their understanding of the role of mathematics.
Employment prospects are excellent for Mathematics Majors. A critical shortage of math teachers exists throughout the nation, creating an increasing demand for bright new instructors. A degree in Mathematics prepares one for a career in any of the following areas:
- Actuarial Scientist
- Engineering Analyst
- Marketing Research Analyst
- Numerical Analyst
- Operations Research Analyst
- Systems Analyst
Minor in Mathematics: Minors in Mathematics must satisfactorily complete the following Mathematics and Computer Science courses with at least a “C”: M153 or M158, M 163 or M 168, M207 or M305, M208 or M309, M215, M306, M314, and CS160 or an approved programming language. (twenty-five or twenty-seven semester hours).
Double Major in Mathematics and Computer Science: To be eligible to pursue a double major in mathematics and computer science, a student must have completed a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of course work with a minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA. As a minimum, the course work must include CS160, CS170, M158, M168, and M215. The student must have a “B” average (3.000) in all mathematics and computer science courses that have been taken. (More Info)