Let’s face it—mathematicians are the rock stars of computer science, engineering, economic forecasting, energy resources, risk management, medicine, finance, and other businesses. Careers in fields with a solid basis in mathematics are among the fastest growing and rewarding.
Here are just a few of the experiences in this major to make sure you are ready for these careers:
* Written and verbal communication: All mathematics majors learn to communicate complicated ideas clearly and precisely, an important skill in all technical fields. You will regularly present project results in a manner that you can describe for your future employer.
• Honors seminars: You can enroll in an honors seminar every quarter, with each seminar being a new mathematical topic to explore. Past topics included mathematical biology, 3-D printing, cryptology, mathematical games, and more.
* Research : Students are encouraged to continue individual research projects based on the ideas presented in the honors seminars. Past undergraduates have done work in differential equations, cryptology, mathematical modeling, analysis, and more.
• Social Opportunities: Join the Math Club, help at the Kittitas Valley Math Circle, or challenge yourself with the Putnam Exam, the Kryptos competition, or the Mathematical Competition in Modeling.