The mathematics major immerses a student in the theory and application of mathematics. Students learn to think logically and solve problems, which are foundational skills for every career and for life. A mathematics degree can prepare one for a vast array of postgraduate options as mathematics and logic provide the framework for mastering many fields.
The mathematics major consists of a core mathematics curriculum covering many branches of mathematics but also has lots of space for electives or to add an actuarial science concentration or certification in secondary education. The actuarial concentration requires financial mathematics courses aimed at the actuarial exams P, FM and IFM. It also includes accounting, economics, and finance courses that satisfy requirements for professional actuaries. Secondary education students add courses aimed toward certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12.