Feb 25, 2024
Bulletin/Catalog Year 2018-2019
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Location: Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building, Room 205
Description of Major
The friendly faculty and staff in the Department of Mathematics are dedicated to providing a quality education in mathematics. Mathematics provides elegant and effective tools for solving problems in virtually every area of human endeavor, and is especially appealing to students who like to solve problems. The study of mathematics will enhance your critical thinking skills and provide you with an excellent background for careers in almost any field, including science, engineering, education, law, and medicine.
General Education Core
|see Common Core
|University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement
Actuaries use mathematics, probability, statistics, and financial theory to assess financial risk and uncertainty. The concentration in actuarial science prepares students for entry-level positions in actuarial science, as well as other areas. Prior to graduations, students typically pass at least two actuarial exams and complete the validation by educational experience (VEE) credits for either of the two actuarial societies (SOA or CAS). The concentration also prepares students for entry into masters and Ph.D. programs in actuarial science, mathematics, mathematical finance, engineering, statistics, and other related disciplines. Actuarial science frequently ranks very highly on best careers lists, and the job outlook for actuaries is excellent.
Select at least four (4) courses from the list below in consultation with an advisor
The Mathematics Education concentration leads to secondary certification in mathematics. The secondary certification licensure is designed for individuals desiring to teach mathematics in grades 6-12, in both middle and high-school settings. The Professional Education Minor is also required for secondary certification.
The concentration in statistics prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of areas that require logical and analytical skills, especially those with a data science focus. This concentration also prepares students for entry into master’s and Ph.D. programs in mathematics, engineering, statistics, and other related disciplines. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a solid track record for preparing students for graduate study in statistics, and the career outlook for statisticians is very favorable.
Applied Mathematics Option
Professional Education Minor