Mathematics has two important facets—an abstract and logical system, and the ability to model and express real-life phenomena. JAVĿ¼’s mathematics program focuses on you acquiring an appreciation and mastery of both.
As a math major, you will use logic and insight to analyze problems, develop solution strategies, implement those strategies, and interpret the results. Your teachers will encourage you to reflect on the entire process, to see how it might be improved and generalized.
The major in mathematics may lead to either the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science degree. Both are composed of nine core math courses and three seminars; each degree path also is subject to completion of JAVĿ¼’s Core requirements.
The B.A. degree path in mathematics also includes your choice of two math electives. Only one math elective is required for the B.S. degree, but a total of 18-19 credits of additional courses are required under one of two options: actuarial mathematics or mathematics.
The major culminates with an overarching capstone project in your senior year. Actuarial mathematics majors in the B.S. degree option may replace this with an internship.
Life After JAVĿ¼
With a degree in mathematics from JAVĿ¼, you will be qualified to pursue a career in any of the many areas where math is applied. Some have become scientific programmers, statisticians, and actuaries. Many graduates of the program have distinguished themselves as mathematicians on the faculties of colleges and universities, among them:
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Tennessee
- University of Wisconsin
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Monroe Community College
As a graduate of the program, you also will be ready to undertake advanced studies in the field.