"The whole world is being mathematized!" - Henry Pollack
Mathematics is a field of increasing importance to society and technology. As a mathematics major, you’ll learn to analyze a wide variety of mathematical problems, and understand and apply relevant theory. You’ll study the theoretical foundations of mathematics, such as calculus, discrete structures, geometry, and analysis. You’ll also learn the tools of mathematical applications, including statistics, mathematical programming, differential equations, and scientific computing. Your education will prepare you for graduate school or various positions in business and industry. You may combine mathematics study with a teaching certificate and learn how to help others understand mathematics.
Entering students take a placement test in mathematics as part of new student orientation. The test results in conjunction with other criteria are used to place students in an appropriate beginning mathematics course. Advanced placement credit in calculus is possible for students who have an especially strong background in mathematics.