THE MARQUETTE Math major
PLAY IN OUR TOYBOX. Step into our Internet-connected computing laboratories: a 40-seat modeling lab, biomathematics lab, computational labs with graphics terminals, projects labs and a mathematics education lab.
As a Marquette math major, you can contribute to research in:
- Applied mathematics
- High-performance computing
- Ubiquitous systems
- Mathematics education
THE RIGHT BLEND OF THEORY AND APPLICATION. As a math major at Marquette, you'll explore the creative side of mathematics like statistics or pure mathematics, and progressive areas like dynamic systems, mathematical modeling and other applied topics. In any combination of courses you choose, you will also learn how to apply mathematics to solve real-world problems in areas such as population dynamics, economic prediction and schedule optimization.
BECOME FLUENT IN MATH AND OTHER LANGUAGES (LIKE ENGLISH). Marquette's unique University Core of Common Studies, with its focus on literature, composition, humanities and the basic sciences, ensures that you'll be a mathematician who not only knows the answers, but can articulate them with eloquence and translate them to other fields.
A PERFECT PAIR. The design of the math major makes it the perfect fit for a student with multiple interests like biomathematics, biological sciences, computer science, economics or engineering.
TAP INTO A VAST NETWORK. Our professors continue their relationships with math alumni long after graduation. This network helps current students get internships and new graduates get jobs.
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You might like the math major if you:
- Have a strong background in mathematics
- Like thinking critically and solving problems
- Like working with computers
- Have a strong imagination
What can you do with a major in math?
Our graduates typically work in engineering, consulting, insurance (as actuaries), medicine, computer programming, education and the creative arts. Learn more about what you can do with a major in math.
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Suggested curriculum for a math major
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- Calculus I & II
Rhetoric and Composition I & II
Foreign Language I & II
Growth of Western Civ I or II
History/Social-Behavioral Science Elective
Individual and Social-Behavioral Science Elective
- Calculus III
Foundations of Mathematics
Philosophy of Human Nature
Two Literature Electives
Natural Science Elective
Science and Nature Elective
- Four Upper Level Math Electives
Introduction to Computer Programming
Introduction to Theology
Theory of Ethics
- Three Upper Level Math Electives
Diverse Cultures Elective
Theology Electives (2nd and 3rd levels)
Upper Level Philosophy Elective