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The mathematics degree program provides a solid background for those who wish to pursue a course of study in mathematics.
Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. They conduct research in fundamental mathematics and use the application of mathematical techniques to solve problems in other fields such as science, actuarial science and risk management.
The mathematics degree program prepares students for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in pure or applied mathematics. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should check the requirements of that institution. If they are significantly different from the courses listed, the student should consult with an academic advisor, the math faculty, or the Dean for STEM.
A minimum of a master’s degree in mathematics is required for most prospective mathematicians. The most successful jobseekers will be able to apply mathematical theory to real-world problems and will possess good communication, teamwork, and computer skills. Mathematicians with a strong background in computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering or operations research should have good opportunities in the industry.
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