Mathematics is an essential tool used in most areas of study. In addition to the major and minor in mathematics, we offer a variety of courses to meet the needs of other disciplines.
The Mathematics major is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to a) pursue graduate study in the mathematical sciences, b) find mathematics-related employment in business or industry, c) teach mathematics at the secondary level, or d) acquire mathematical tools for use in the physical, social, or life sciences.
The Computer Science concentration gives the student majoring in mathematics the chance to add a solid computing component to the program.
Students are also offered an opportunity to minor in mathematics or to design an independent program of study by combining mathematics and any other approved program of study. The required courses for a minor are listed in this section.
The curriculum of the mathematics program is designed to help develop and maintain critical thinking, analytical reading, and public speaking skills. Service-learning and community involvement are important components of the curriculum and should be encouraged at every opportunity.