A major in mathematics prepares students for careers in industry, business, secondary education or graduate studies. Students will study the theory and application of mathematics through a series of classes that will build a wide foundation of mathematical knowledge, allowing students a variety of choices upon graduation.
The mathematics major will also gain a basic understanding of the physical application of mathematics to the world around us through two semesters of physics. Courses such as numerical analysis, linear algebra, differential equations, and information systems theory and practice can prepare them for graduate study in engineering, meteorology, computer science or other applied mathematics topics.
The mathematics department also works with the education department in offering licensure in secondary mathematics education for grades 6-12. Students in this program will take a series of professional studies classes that will allow them to hone their pedagogical skills and learn from working professionals as they spend time in local classrooms. Graduates from this program are prepared to take the Praxis II, the required licensure test for the state of Kansas.
Areas of Emphasis
Mathematics majors often follow one of two avenues to ensure success following graduation. Click the links to learn more and view the course listings by following the links below under the Concentrations heading.