Mathematics Department

A major in mathematics opens the door to a wide variety of highly rewarding careers in actuarial science, bioinformatics, computer and information science, education, engineering, finance, economics, statistics and many other fields. In a 2016 report by Job Rated, mathematician, statistician, and actuary ranked in the top 10 on the Best Jobs list (based on work environment, income, stress, and job outlook).

Mathematics is essential in almost every area of modern life. This highly logical, structured discipline is crucial in understanding: 

  • Computers—designing, building and using them
  • Business, including insurance and the stock markets
  • Economics, including the banking system
  • Natural sciences like biology and chemistry
  • Social sciences like psychology and sociology

Studying mathematics also provides excellent preparation for becoming an elementary or secondary school teacher.

                       Class of 2014