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  • What Can I Do With a Major in Mathematics?

    Mathematics, the study of numbers and shapes, and the language of the physical sciences, has emerged from its classical roots as the principle tool for the analysis and comprehension of many current problems. Chaos and fractals, cryptography, data compression algorithms, tomography, and turbulence are only a few of the many areas currently studied by mathematicians. In addition, promising research continues to be done in the fields of Analysis, Topology, Algebra, and Number Theory. These exciting areas of study all utilize the fundamentals of mathematics within a rigorous logical structure.

    The Department of Mathematics prepares the student by teaching the ability to comprehend and use the language of mathematics. Students will come to appreciate the logical structure and beauty of the mathematical development. The student will come to formulate the needed mathematical methods to analyze and solve real problems.

    The courses offered prepare mathematics majors for graduate studies, research, engineering, teaching, and positions in industry and government. They also provide the necessary background for students in engineering and the social and physical sciences. Finally, the courses allow for the study of mathematics for its own sake.