Our major will prepare you for a math-based career or for graduate school. In addition to a deeper and broader study of mathematics, you’ll improve your ability to formulate and solve problems from a mathematical perspective. You’ll also become familiar with the use of math in other fields and build competence applying math to at least one other area. You’ll also gain important skills for communicating with technical and nontechnical audiences.
Second Majors & Minors
Nearly half of all Rose-Hulman students graduate with either a minor or a double major. A minor in math can boost career options, provide an extra challenge, and satisfy the needs of those who love math but prefer to major in something else.
Declaring a Math Minor
To achieve a minor, in most cases you’ll need to take four or five extra courses. Most often, you can complete these additional courses through technical and free electives as well as AP credits.
Minoring in math can help open doors to careers in quality assurance, data science, computational science, and cryptography. And the analytical courses will be valuable background should you decide to go to graduate school.
Adding math skills—whether through a minor or a double major—can also make you a more valuable employee. One of our former students was a double major in mechanical engineering and mathematics who went to work for McDonnell Douglas. Her employer noticed her extra math training and asked her to help on a computational fluid dynamics project, an opportunity she might not otherwise have had.