Our award-winning professors give you hands-on experiences that bring your classroom learning to life! Or, if you are intrigued by the use of mathematics in the life sciences, our new major in biomathematics blends mathematics, biology, and computer science to prepare you for a career in the quantitative life sciences or for graduate study. Or you can consider a mathematics or biomathematics minor or a double major in math and another STEM field. Whatever your path, you'll be well served by a strong foundation in mathematics!
As a math major, you’ll get a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. You’ll also gain the scientific knowledge and the problem-solving, computing, and communication skills critical to a successful career.
Our Biomath major blends math, biology, and computer science. It's truly a major designed for the complex analysis at the heart of today's most exciting advances in biological and medical science.
Computational Science Second Major
This second major is a great way to expand your math skills and apply them to real-world problems.
My math background has given me a more rigorous view of change than many other people in my field - who seldom measure the impact of what they do.
Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty, using mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the probability that an event will occur. They help clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ largely work in the insurance industry. Their median annual wage was $97,070 in 2015. – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mathematicians conduct research to develop and understand mathematical principles. They also analyze data to help solve real-world problems. Employment for mathematicians is expected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024. Businesses will need mathematicians to analyze an increasing volume of electronic data. Their median annual wage was $111,110 in 2015. – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics