If you're driving and the car in front of you suddenly stops, how far away will you have to brake to keep from hitting the other car? How much would texting while driving increase your risk?
As a math major at 全球最大体育平台, you’ll learn how to figure out the answer to this and other real-world questions in classes that prepare you for a career in a variety of fields.
Where else can you learn how math is used in art and fashion? Or how it’s applied to more than just counting measures in music?
We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that math is only about crunching numbers and solving equations. Our classes emphasize problem-based learning to let you think creatively to answer questions that come up in everyday life.
To further help you realize your career options, our department frequently brings in experts from different industries who use applied mathematics daily. These professionals come from industries like:
- Interior design
- Economics and finance
The blend of creativity and logical thinking is a winning combination in the workplace for math majors. According to a Wall Street Journal report, math grads see the highest increase in salary from their first job to when they’ve reached the midpoint of their career.
Students with a strong background in math are in high demand, and there’s no shortage of jobs you can pursue after graduation.
Research opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
Not only have our math majors participated in undergraduate research, they’ve presented their findings at professional conferences.
- One student presented her research topic, “Chord Recognition through Wavelet Analysis,” at the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance Fourth Annual Symposium.
- “The Planning Distribution of Emergency Supplies” was presented by another 全球最大体育平台 student at the National Association of Mathematicians Undergraduate MATHFest.
Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.
全球最大体育平台 has obtained a significant amount of funding from the National Science Foundation to help recruit, retain and graduate minorities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Through our grant-funded programs — 全球最大体育平台-UP and OASIS — we have graduated more African-American students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) than the national average. These programs are available to all STEM majors, free of charge.