20182019 Undergraduate Catalog [Working Draft]
Mathematics [BS]


As a student pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, you will become adept at mathematical inquiry. You will use deductive and inductive reasoning to explore and understand numerical, geometric, and abstract patterns. These methods will equip you with powerful and adaptable tools to address scientific and societal problems. A mathematician is consistently one of the toprated careers nationwide.
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A mathematics major will gain expertise in important modes of mathematical reasoning as well as the ability to clearly express their analyses. For example, a major will learn geometric/spatial reasoning, algebraic structures, calculus, and number systems. The program focuses on important core mathematical methods and structures as well as their use in solving problems in other disciplines.
Opportunities
A mathematics major is an excellent preparation for advanced studies in a wide variety of quantitative fields, such as engineering, the sciences, statistics, operations research, and management. People with mathematics degrees are highly valued by employers because their excellent quantitative skills can be easily adapted to a wide variety of contexts. Since job opportunities are greater for those with advanced training in mathematics, many undergraduates proceed directly to graduate work in mathematics.
The department encourages majors to be part of an active student community. Opportunities include a Math Club and the Math Gems lecture series. The professors encourage you to do undergraduate research and present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and/or local mathematics conferences.
