Mathematics Major

As a mathematics major, you will study numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstraction. When you study mathematics, you are really exploring the "language of science"— not just the traditional physical sciences and engineering, but also the quantitative side of economics, biology, the behavioral sciences, business, and architecture. As a major, you can choose from 5 tracks for more specialized study: traditional mathematics; probability and statistics; applied mathematics; secondary education mathematics; mathematics with economics emphasis.

sample courses:

Matrix Algebra

An introductory course in linear algebra that focuses on Euclidean n-space, matrices and related computations. Topics include: systems of linear equations, row reduction, matrix operations, determinants, linear independence, dimension, rank, change of basis, diagonalization, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, orthogonality, symmetric matrices, least square approximation, quadratic forms. Introduction to abstract vector spaces.


A second course in elementary statistics with applications to life sciences and medicine. Review of basic statistics using biological and medical examples. New topics include incidence and prevalence, medical diagnosis, sensitivity and specificity, Bayes' rule, decision making, maximum likelihood, logistic regression, ROC curves and survival analysis. Each student will be required to perform and write a report on a data analysis project.

our students have gone on to become:



Computer Scientists



Industrial Mathematicians

Mathematical Analysts/Consultants

Physics Researchers