Majors and Programs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics
As a mathematics major you may be studying cryptography and coding theory, cellular automata for modeling in the life sciences, graphs and networks with applications to computing, or the mathematics of finance, to name only a few of the possible applications. Mathematics majors normally spend the first two years obtaining a grounding in calculus and differential equations. At the junior and senior levels the department offers more than 25 undergraduate courses, including an introduction to combinatorics, abstract algebra, partial differential equations, complex variables, and mathematics of fractals. In addition there are other courses at the graduate level which are open to qualified undergraduates. Mathematicians play a major role in biological research, weather prediction, economics, computer security, finance, design of search engines, and much more. There is also projected to be a great demand for secondary teachers of mathematics in the United States over the next decade.
Computer and Mathematical Sciences
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