The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Michigan Tech develops confident, tech-focused problem solvers adept at understanding mathematical concepts. The core curriculum covers a variety of topics, including statistics, mathematical reasoning, computer-related discrete math, and using math to understand the world.
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. Since all of these areas share the same core classes, students can easily switch from one concentration to another. Plus, you have the option to add a minor, certificate, or even a second major, from any department on campus to complement your degree.
Mathematics is a broad discipline. Focusing your effort in a concentration allows you to specialize and align with a future career interest, increasing your chances of securing a job post-graduation.
Huskies pursuing mathematics at Tech can choose actuarial science as a concentration. Actuaries use mathematics and statistics to manage financial risk. Our curriculum provides core coursework in mathematics, statistics, accounting, finance, and economics with a significant number of free electives to advance your knowledge in these areas or explore other interests. You’ll be prepared to pass the first two exams while still in school and graduate well-prepared for the next three exams and all aspects of the actuarial credentialing process. Plus, Actuary is #27 of the 100 Best Jobs according to US News and World Report.
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Huskies selecting mathematics at Tech can choose applied and computational mathematics as a concentration. Countless industries use computer algorithms to solve mathematical problems. Our applied and computational mathematics concentration provides a rigorous foundation in mathematical theory, applied mathematics, and computing. With generous free electives, students are encouraged to pursue a minor or double major in computer science or other complementary disciplines. You’ll graduate prepared for jobs in numerous industries or to pursue an advanced degree in a variety of disciplines, including mathematics, physics, or engineering. Plus, Applied and Computational Mathematics is #11 of the highest paying college majors according to Payscale.
Business analytics uses mathematical and statistical models to optimize business performance. The business analytics concentration curriculum integrates mathematical and statistical theory and techniques with computing technology and business concepts. You’ll graduate with analytical skills, knowledge of business processes, and the ability to contribute in a fast-paced and global environment. Plus, Data Scientist is #22 of the 100 Best Jobs according to US News and World Report.
Discrete mathematics is the math behind cryptography, communications theory, scheduling, networking, and theoretical computer science. The concentration in discrete mathematics provides a rigorous foundation in mathematical theory, techniques, and algorithms—resulting in a strong preparation for graduate school or full-time employment. Plus, Mathematician is #19 of the 100 Best Business Jobs according to US News and World Report.
A strong mathematical background is essential to teaching high school and college mathematics. The education preparation concentration is built on a broad foundation of mathematics with additional courses covering mathematical theory, history, and computer programming. You’ll graduate prepared to teach in private schools (High School Teacher is the #1 Best Education Job according to US News and World Report), enroll in a teaching credentialing program, or obtain a graduate degree to teach at community colleges and universities.
Our general mathematics concentration lays a broad foundation in modern mathematics. With generous free electives, students are encouraged to pursue a minor or double major in computer science or other complementary disciplines. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in a number of industries or to pursue an advanced degree.
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Tomorrow Needs Innovative Mathematicians
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. Blend your mathematics skills with science, technology, and engineering.
Career Opportunities for Math Majors
Some of the jobs open to you with a BS in Mathematics:
- College or University Professor
- Data Scientist
- High School Math Teacher
- Investment Banking Analyst
- Management Consultant
- Quality Assurance Manager
Companies Hiring Michigan Tech Math Majors
This is just a sampling of companies who have hired our graduates:
- Auto-Owners Insurance Company
- Benteler Automotive Corp.
- Credit Acceptance Corp.
- DTE Energy
- Epic Systems
- Ford Motor Company
- ITC Holdings Corp.
- Mayo Clinic
- Marquette Community Federal Credit Union
- MEI Research, Ltd.
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Oshkosh Defense, LLC.
- Sentry Insurance
- Signature Research Inc.
- Target Corporation
- TCF Bank
- United Natural Foods
- Willis Towers Watson
- Western Digital
- Woodward Inc.