The Mathematics Department seeks to help students develop an analytical attitude and become more conscious of the value of precise thinking. The students gain appreciation of how mathematics enriches the intellectual life and how it provides models for handling applications to various other fields. Majors are available in mathematics and in mathematics education.
A mathematics major prepares students to enter graduate school, the computer industry, teaching, scientific research, and the actuarial field. In addition, business, psychology, and the social sciences depend heavily on mathematically aware persons.