Mathematics

As a mathematics major, you will be challenged to explore the origins and applications of mathematical problems and pursue a balanced study in pure and applied mathematics to enhance your career in mathematics and other scientific fields.

As the foundation of the sciences, mathematics is also an ideal primary or secondary major or minor if you are interested in pursuing medicine, physics, engineering, business, law, education, statistics and so many other fields.

You will have small classes taught exclusively by Ph.D. professors and will become active in individual and collaborative research with students and faculty as early as your first year. Participation in Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society and co-curricular activities through other academic departments add depth to your college experience.

“Our faculty don’t stop. One emailed me at 6 p.m., put her kids to bed, then met me on campus to help with my honors project. One Skypes with me twice a week to work through research. Three are helping me prepare for graduate school applications. They provide you with an individualized plan to get you where you want to go.”

- Natalie Canuteson, mathematics major
Honors Project and Journey Grant: “Calculating the Expected Number of Monochromatic Regions in Graphs”
Meet Jewell Pillsbury Scholar Dalton Nelson, a mathematics major and physics minor in the dual-degree engineering program. He helped two professors conduct a summer science camp for underserved children in Marfa, Texas, (pictured) and practiced astronomy at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. Dalton plans to further his studies in biomedical engineering.