Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Albert Einstein believed mathematics is the poetry of logical ideas. In our mathematics program, you will study the methods and techniques used to solve complex problems and will be exposed to the beauty of theoretical mathematics and the fundamentals of constructing logical arguments.

Related programs:
Applied Mathematics Computer Science Physics

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Program Overview

As a mathematics major in coordination with your advisors, you can construct tracks of study that will lead to a variety of careers and graduate school opportunities in pure and applied mathematics and education. Our program offers formal concentrations in actuarial and financial mathematics, mathematics applied to physics and statistics. Other interdisciplinary applications may also be pursued.

We seek to develop students' abilities to think precisely and creatively about a variety of problems, to write and speak clearly and persuasively about these ideas and to be aware of the intellectual power and significance of mathematical thought and computing in today's technological society.

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Program Benefits

Students holding a mathematics degree from Stetson emerge as lifelong learners who are able to apply their knowledge and skills to better the world around them.

The program is small and the community is close and supportive, which paves the way for strong group collaboration. Our faculty are also readily available and eager to help and pay individual attention.

The year-long senior research project allows you to work one-on-one with a professor to accomplish significant mathematical results. These projects are impressive and certainly further a student's candidacy for employment or graduate school.

Faculty

Our experienced and successful faculty will help guide you through the journey of our Mathematics program.

Career Significance

Mathematics students are in high-demand in government and industrial positions, and nearly all students who attend graduate school in mathematics are funded throughout their studies.

Careers for mathematics majors include

  • Statistics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Operations Research
  • Consulting
  • Cryptology

Recent alumni have joined at Boston University, Cornell University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Michigan, among others. Alumni work at Cordis Corp., GE MoneyClient Marketing, Westat and NSA, among others.

Career Outlook

Growth in this sector is nearly double the overall labor market. At the same time, much of that demand is for mathematic majors with the skills to translate their ability and talent into data analysis, with the largest number of openings in data mining and data analytics (with data scientist positions remaining the hardest to fill). Slightly more than one-third of all positions are filled by candidates with 0-2 years of experience, and hiring crosses many industry sectors, including health, government, business and education.

Source: Burning Glass Technologies 2019.

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