Why study mathematics? Math is a critical element in developing a wide variety of different fields, not only in physics, engineering, and computer science, but also in business, social sciences, medicine, biology, and many others. Many employers recognize that students with a strong math background (major or minor) generally have excellent problem-solving skills and hardworking characteristics. A mathematician has been a highly ranked job by US News Rankings: https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/mathematician.
Midland University’s mathematics program offers a full mathematics major (38 credit hours), a mathematics compressed major (32 credit hours), and a mathematics minor (20 credit hours). The compressed major allows students to double major in math and another major of their choice (accounting, business, biology, and many others). Double majors in mathematics and one other major are very competitive in the job market in a variety of careers! Midland mathematics minor is an excellent complement to any major.
Midland University’s mathematics program offers a variety of upper-division courses that provide students a solid foundation in different branches of mathematics. Our small class sizes allow professors to give students close personal attention. Our students have plenty of opportunities to be involved in course projects and class presentations.
Based on the recommendations from the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics in the Mathematical Association of America, a Midland Mathematics major:
- Applies key concepts, fundamental theorems, and rules to computations in the core areas including calculus and algebra using analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Eﬀectively uses current techniques, skills, or technology tools to support the study of mathematics.
- Communicates information related to the ﬁeld eﬀectively in oral presentations with a range of audiences.
- Applies the principle of mathematical reasoning in understanding the problem and developing well-organized, concise, and logical-mathematical proofs.
- Is qualiﬁed to succeed in continued academic studies or an entry-level position in the ﬁeld.
Students majoring in mathematics at Midland University have a variety of options after graduating. In fact, Midland graduates with a math endorsement have nearly a 100% placement rate. Some careers from our recent graduates (including double majors) include:
- Data analyst
- Account Coordinator
- Graduate school
Here are more career opportunities in math:
A full list of Midland University courses and credit information can be found in the Academic Catalog.View the Academic Catalog