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What is Mathematics?

Ian Martines, Ph.D., lectures students on mathematics.

Mathematics – from actuarial science to financial math – is about more than the theory of numbers. It discovers tools from which a quantitative understanding of our world is made possible.

Moreover, the language of mathematics is truly a universal language, transcending ethnic, societal, and national boundaries.

Finally, mathematics also is a critical filter, opening doors to exciting and high-paying careers in business, government, teaching and research.

Mathematics Courses

Course highlights include:

  • Calculus
  • Math Modeling
  • Modern Geometry
  • Probability Theory
  • Statistics
  • Theory of Interest

See the catalog for a full list of courses with descriptions:

Career Opportunities

Mathematics majors develop skills such as arguing logically and rigorously, thinking abstractly, formulating and solving problems, analyzing data, and creating and analyzing mathematical models. Employers greatly value these skills.

Areas in which Mathematics graduates seek employment include:

  • Actuarial science
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer science
  • Cryptology
  • Finance
  • Research
  • Teaching

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