As the world of big data expands, so does the need for talented mathematicians and statisticians. A degree in the mathematical sciences opens doors—you’ll have opportunities to solve real-world problems in a diverse range of fields, including business, engineering, healthcare, academia, government, and more. The areas of study within the Mathematics Department—mathematics, mathematics and computer science, statistics, and business analytics—help you to develop analytical thinking and applied skills, blending the theoretical and practical aspects of mathematics you’ll need to be successful.
Mathematician was ranked No. 18 for Best Business Jobs and No. 26 for Best STEM Jobs by US News and World Report. Career outcomes for math, statistics, and related fields—including job placement and starting and median salaries are excellent. It's no wonder that so many choose to study math.
Skills in problem-solving and critical thinking are in demand. If you love math, consider making it your major. Our curriculum is designed to be flexible, with six different concentrations (Actuarial Science, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Business Analytics, Discrete Mathematics, Education Preparation, and General Mathematics) and the option to add a minor (or even a second major) from any department on campus to complement your degree.
Math and code go hand in hand. Learn the art of computational thinking: a form of problem-solving where solutions are formulated to be executed on a computer. Use mathematical models to solve concrete problems and take your computational knowledge to a new level. Our interdisciplinary program allows you to work across the fields of mathematics and computing while benefiting from faculty and resources in both disciplines.
Big data is revolutionizing our society. Be prepared to collect, analyze, and interpret data on a massive scale with a degree in statistics. Our program integrates mathematical and statistical theory and techniques with statistical software so that you’ll be prepared to work anywhere data is collected. Add a minor or second major to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
Advances in technology demand professionals who can make effective, data-driven decisions. Our interdisciplinary business analytics degree provides the mathematical and business knowledge necessary to meet the current and emerging analytics needs of organizations. You’ll be prepared to use mathematics and statistics to answer business questions and facilitate data-driven decision-making in a wide range of industries.