Why Mathematical SciencesMathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics and business problems.
From day one as a math major, you'll receive the personal attention and support you need to be successful. Our students have the opportunity to work with award-winning faculty and often conduct research to expand knowledge in the mathematics as well as apply mathematical solutions to problems in other fields such as engineering, computer science and the life health sciences.
What is mathematics?
Mathematics is the science of quantitative relationships using numbers and symbols. Mathematics is usually referred to as pure (theoretical and abstract) or applied (practical problem solving). Mathematics includes the following specialty areas: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability, and statistics.
Why study mathematics?
As the term "mathematical sciences" correctly suggests, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education coexist harmoniously within the department. The college graduate with a bachelor's degree in mathematics can qualify for a broad range of highly paid positions in business, government and secondary education.
Banks, insurance companies, oil companies and companies in the computer and communication industries employ many mathematicians, as do almost every bureau and branch of the federal government. A bachelor's degree in mathematics can also lead to graduate study in mathematics or in a variety of other fields such as economics, computer science, medicine, engineering, business and law.
Mentoring peers leads student to meaningful experiences in mathematicsStacey Abshire Mathematics, Undergraduate