Major in Mathematics
Mathematics plays a central role in modern society. It has long been an important tool in science and engineering, and is used increasingly in varied and sophisticated ways in the social sciences, the humanities and business. With expanding applications, many areas of mathematics from pure to applied have grown tremendously. This major offers a variety of courses that address these diverse applications of mathematics.
Graduates will be prepared to:
- Demonstrate proficiency with fundamental subjects in mathematics such as calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and probability theory
- Apply critical thinking in the construction of mathematical proofs and models
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills and techniques
- Understand connections between various areas of mathematics
- Effectively communicate mathematical ideas
- Recognize applications and relevance of mathematical ideas to other areas of science and the workplace
- MATH 220 Differential Calculus of One-Variable Functions
- MATH 224 Integral Calculus of One-Variable Functions
- MATH 230 Differential Calculus of Multivariable Functions
- MATH 234 Multiple Integration and Vector Calculus
- MATH 240 Linear Algebra with Economics
- 7 300-level mathematics courses
Mathematicians value clarity and originality of argument and the capacity to resolve challenging questions which originate either in applications of math, or within mathematics itself. Above all, mathematicians esteem the ability to formulate and apply insights that open new vistas. The mathematics curriculum provides a solid foundation in several core branches of mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra, and algebra, and supports the development of analytical, problem-solving, communication and research skills. Students majoring in mathematics learn about its diverse applications and acquire an understanding of both the foundations and the frontiers of the discipline.