Mathematics, the science of patterns, is also the language of science; as such, it is a major part of a liberal arts education.

The quantitative and analytical skills students gain in mathematics courses apply to future work in the sciences and in many other fields, such as business, economics, medicine, and the social sciences. These skills are necessary to participate critically in our society and in the world. According to The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in math occupations is projected to grow 27 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Preliminary Calculations

Our liberal arts curriculum combines innovative and interdisciplinary course work that teaches students not only advanced mathematical skills but also how to apply them to real-world situations and subjects. Alongside courses in Calculus, Algebra, and Statistics, you’ll find Mathematics of Games & Puzzles, Modeling Dynamics of Life, Mathematics without Boundaries, and Cryptography.

Tally the Results

All of our students develop a strong foundation in both analytical and quantitative skills. We train you to:

  • Apply algorithms, as well as creativity and insight, to solve problems
  • Construct sound mathematical proofs
  • Communicate complex ideas clearly
  • Use technology appropriately in solving problems
  • Apply advanced mathematics to other disciplines

Minor: Applied Mathematics

The Applied Mathematics minor offers opportunities to students with strong quantitative skills to foster their ability to use mathematics at a high level by mastering mathematical techniques beyond the minimal requirements of their major and to apply these skills to various disciplines.  The program integrates academic rigor, depth, breadth, and flexibility to choose the electives that best complement a student’s major, thus providing the student with the mathematical skills for success in the workforce and in their respective fields of study, and equips the student with essential and creative thinking skills to facilitate solving real-world problems.

View the requirements for the minor