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This major is recommended for students who want to pursue a broad or liberal arts education with a concentration in the mathematical sciences, have plans for future education or employment in an interdisciplinary area; or desire a double major in mathematics and some other field. The mathematics major offers a strong program in mathematical techniques and ways of thinking that can be used in a wide variety of careers. The major covers core topics that provide a common structure, while leaving flexibility to pursue topics of interest. This flexibility allows the mathematics major to be combined with other majors in the sciences, engineering, and technology to form a coherent undergraduate experience. Whether as a part of a double major or alone, a B.A. degree with a major in mathematics is a recognized intellectual achievement. It is marketable to a broad selection of employers, or can be used as an entrance to a variety of graduate and professional schools.
The Mathematics Department, in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, an Advanced Training Track, and Actuarial Sciences as well as a minor in Mathematics. In addition, the department hosts an inter-disciplinary degree in Meteorology and in Mathematics through the Honors Tutorial College. The department also has Masters and Ph.D. programs in Applied, Pure and Computational Math. All students in the Department of Mathematics begin with classes in the foundational areas of Calculus and Linear Algebra. Students then take intermediate level core courses appropriate to their specific programs before taking more advanced elective courses relating to their interests.
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The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 19 departments, 27 majors and dozens of other special curricula. The college is committed to advancing the interrelated areas of teaching, research, and outreach in a learning-centered community. The college instructs students based on core disciplines for the entire university.
Arts and Sciences is home to nearly one-third of all OHIO's undergraduate and graduate students. The college encourages research and applied scholarship among all of its faculty members. They also create many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research as well. The college takes an active role in making knowledge accessible and in applying it to issues that affect the wider community.
All departmental majors provide sound preparation for future careers by requiring you to think and write critically and to communicate well - the preferred skills in all areas of the public and private sector. Certificate programs are open to students who are enrolled in any baccalaureate program, regardless of college or major. Minors in the College of Arts and Sciences may be combined with any regular majors or special curricula programs. With careful planning, minors can be completed within four years.
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