Department of Mathematics Majors and Minor
The Department of Mathematics offers a major in Mathematics and two interdisciplinary majors in Mathematics-Economics and Mathematics-Physics.
The Mathematics major is excellent preparation for professional employment in a variety of areas such as business, technology and actuarial science; for teaching at the secondary school level; and for entry into medical or law school. The program is also designed to give mathematics majors a solid background for graduate study, not only in mathematics but in related areas as well.
The Mathematics-Economics interdisciplinary major allows students to simultaneously pursue interests in mathematics, economics, and organizational management. Majors acquire a strong set of analytical skills that prepare them for a career as an analyst, an actuary, or a financial planner or for graduate study.
The Mathematics-Physics interdisciplinary major provides an integrated study of mathematics and its application in theoretical physics. Mathematics and Physics are complementary subjects and make a sensible combination to study at college for those students who want to pursue further work in one of the STEM fields.
A minor in Mathematics allows a student to study mathematics significantly beyond the introductory level and focus on an area of special interest without accomplishing a major. It is particularly beneficial for students majoring in one of the sciences. Although all students must complete a major, a minor is optional. However, a minor can help a student demonstrate competency in mathematics to employers or to graduate schools.