Mathematics students learn how to reason their way through unfamiliar territory, find familiar structures, make predictions and answer important questions. In a world saturated with big data, the ability to create meaning out of this information is increasingly relevant and desired in business, finance, engineering, medicine and the sciences. A major or minor in mathematics complements any degree that uses the scientific process.
- The Standard major gives a sound foundation from which one can pursue advanced degrees or enter the business world with excellent quantitative skills.
- The Actuarial Science emphasis trains students to analyze risk for the insurance and finance industries.
- The Secondary Licensure emphasis is for students who want to teach in high schools or middle schools, where a shortage of well-qualified math teachers provides excellent job opportunities.
- The Data Analytics minor teaches students how to analyze large data sets and extract valuable knowledge from data.
Careers & Opportunities
Job prospects are high for mathematics graduates. While many go on to earn advanced degrees, students can find positions right after graduation in the following areas:
- Actuarial science
- Energy analysis
- Financial planning
- Fraud investigation
- Investment analytics
- Market research
- Software testing
- Systems engineering
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