What can you do with a mathematics degree? Anything! That’s the crazy-cool part about studying math—your possibilities extend to infinity. As a math major at Michigan Tech, you’ll learn from an unusually wide array of modern courses including cryptography and coding theory.
Our mathematics department has strong research faculty in statistics and statistical genetics, coding theory, cryptography, fluid dynamics, and mathematical modeling. Undergraduates often receive funding for research through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.
Find your Passion with the Right Concentration
As a mathematics major you can concentrate in:
- Actuarial science
- Applied and computational math
- Business Analytics
- Discrete mathematics
- General mathematics
- Secondary teacher certification/Education preparation
Or choose to major in statistics. Your concentration can lead to careers focusing on everything from investments and insurance analysis to pharmaceutical statistics.
What You Need to Know About This Program
- There are many research opportunities available, including opportunities after your first year.
- You'll get early experience with mathematical research. All first and second year students take an explorations course taught by your first year advisor.
- You’ll have opportunities to work in co-op and internship positions with research firms and companies across the country.
- Get extra help with your assignments in the Math Learning Center, or get a job as a coach and help other Tech students.
- Learn to teach the language of math through the secondary teaching certification option—our graduates are typically in high demand.
When you graduate, you’ll be sought after for positions with employers such as insurance companies and actuarial consulting firms. Other graduates work for pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, and companies such as IBM, or attend top graduate schools across the country. You never know where your love of math can take you!