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Math 101 in Brace Lab

Let curiosity move you to major or minor in mathematics!

Academics

When you major in mathematics, you will study the areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, developing problem-solving abilities, versatility, and adaptability. In addition to the core requirements of a calculus series and linear algebra, you can match your interests by selecting one of seven options:

Options

  • Standard—research or combining mathematics with an additional area of interest
  • Discrete Mathematics and Cryptography—coursework in computer science focused on discrete mathematics and cryptography
  • Education—for those planning to pursue endorsement and certification to teach mathematics
  • Mathematical Biology—coursework concerning biology and the mathematics of biological science
  • Mathematical Finance—coursework in actuarial science and finance
  • Mathematics of Physical Phenomena—coursework concerning the physical world that we live in
  • Statistics—coursework in statistics

Experience

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences. Take advantage of opportunities in mathematics such as:

  • Studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary or Bath, United Kingdom
  • Serving as the Math Club president
  • Interning with ConAgra Foods, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate or Allstate
  • Researching with the National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Volunteering with the Center for Civic Engagement Tax Preparation

Opportunities

As a math major, your skills in logic and problem solving will be valuable in a variety of professions. In fact, the top 15 highestearning college degrees have one thing in common—math skills. Here are examples of recent graduates’ employment:

  • Actuary / CNA INSURANCE
  • Business Analyst / SANDHILLS PUBLISHING
  • Data Engineer / HUDL
  • Data and Research Engineer / MERCER
  • Implementation Consultant / FAST ENTERPRISES
  • Math Teacher / OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Programmer / Analyst / CENTRIX SOLUTIONS, INC.
  • Quality Assurance Analyst / NANONATION
  • Social Insurance Specialist / SOCIAL SECURITY
  • Statistical Analyst / EXPERIAN
  • Website Production Support / CABELA’S