Pure Mathematics Option
Description of the major
This major builds a foundation in mathematics with emphasis on the applications of mathematics and the development of problem-solving skills. The major has five options that share a common core of mathematics courses for the first two years: Applied Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, General Mathematics, and Mathematics Education Precertification. They allow students to concentrate on developing mathematical skills suitable either for entry-level positions in areas including applied mathematics, actuarial sciences, statistics, computer programming, and education, or for graduate studies in mathematics and related fields. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should select an option in their sophomore year.