The Mathematics Program seeks to give students an understanding and appreciation of the beauty and utility of mathematics. Quantitative and analytic skills are increasingly important in biology, economics, and the social sciences, as well as in engineering and the physical sciences.
The study of mathematics at Centre provides the opportunity for the development of clear, logical, and creative thinking that may be applied to a wide variety of problems and interests. In addition to these important problem-solving skills, the mathematics major will learn to present concise, logical arguments in writing and orally. Emphasis is placed on mathematical thinking and precise communication of these thoughts.
Students completing the mathematics major at Centre have a broad range of interests. Many also complete a major in another field. For example, recent mathematics majors have second majors in chemistry, computer science, economics, English, history, physics, and Spanish.
Your Major Took You Where?
Mathematics majors have gone on to a variety of graduate programs and careers.
- Bonnier Corporation
- Fidelity Investments
- Mercer, Inc.
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- University of Louisville (M.A.T.)
- Belmont University (M.A., teaching)
- Purdue University (Ph.D., statistics)
- Washington University in St. Louis (M.S., electrical & systems engineering)
- Florida State University (Ph.D., applied & computational mathematics)
Mathematics majors begin by establishing a firm foundation in calculus and linear algebra during the student’s first two years. Students may then choose from a broad range of courses that include the more theoretical studies of algebra, analysis, and complex analysis, as well as the more applicable areas of differential equations, probability, and statistics.