Students in the Department of Mathematics acquire a broad background in pure and applied mathematics and learn how to analyze and solve problems. In the junior and senior years, students choose mathematics courses relevant to their career goals and interests.
Students also take a core of applications courses in disciplines such as engineering, computer science, statistics, or education.
Many graduates obtain work in government, industry, actuarial firms, or teaching, while others pursue advanced degrees. There are four degree options: applied computational (concentrations in biology, business, economics, engineering, physics, or statistics), applied discrete (concentration in computer science), education (secondary teaching), and traditional mathematics. Some of the best students in the department are double majors in computer science, engineering, physics, or statistics.