The Mathematics major can make you a “Jack/Jill of all trades”. Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Actuarial, Education, Cryptography, you name it. The Applied Math major can go anywhere! Top mathematics schools prepare students for a myriad of high paying careers. It’s a major designed to teach complex mathematical principals that can be applied universally to solve problems in almost any industry. The math major will most likely go on to graduate school. Math majors are considered valuable in almost every field.
"Courses in mathematics vary from the theoretical to the applied. Thus, a major in mathematics can be a foundation for a career in industry, government, teaching, or the pursuit of a higher degree in graduate school. The department faculty encourages double majors, giving students entrance to a wide variety of fields upon graduation. Majors in other disciplines can be enhanced with one of our Minors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Actuarial Science."
(Provided By: The University of Mary Washington)
"Mathematics majors may work in business, industry, or government, areas which increasingly need people with skills in quantitative reasoning and problem solving to deal with statistics, technology, and complicated finances. Often the analytical reasoning developed by a mathematics major is more important to these companies than any specific mathematical technique."
(Provided By: The College of Charleston)
"As the purest form of quantitative analytical reasoning, Math has applications in nearly every other science. Our curriculum offers students the flexibility to follow their interests – whether as a major, minor, second major, or simply a student fulfilling a math requirement – and we’re constantly developing and adapting courses in popular and timely topics like data science and machine learning."
(Provided By: Duke University)
"Andrews University is home to the Michigan Gamma Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society. Students who qualify for membership may receive travel money to attend the summer MathFest conference and rub shoulders and exchange ideas with top math students from all over the country."
(Provided By: Andrews University)
"Students have lots of experiential learning opportunities during the academic year through programs such as Senior Independent Study, Sophomore Research, DataFest, and an international mathematical modeling competition, along with summer opportunities such as AMRE and internships."
(Provided By: The College of Wooster)
"The Applied Math & Stat major is a professional B.S. program that prepares graduates for quantitative careers in business and industry with a toolkit of applicable mathematical techniques and problem-solving strategies primarily drawn from probability and statistics, operations research, and actuarial mathematics."
(Provided By: SUNY: Stony Brook University)
"It should be emphasized that the character of mathematics changes sharply between lower and upper-division courses. The role of computation diminishes and there is a greater emphasis on deductive reasoning. While some students find the theoretical approach more congenial, most find upper-division courses more difficult. Because of this, it is strongly recommended that only students who earned grades of B- or better in all of Math 53, Math 54, and Math 55 apply to the major programs in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics."
(Provided By: The University of California-Berkeley)