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Math - Mathematics

Professor Chad Westphal

Why go to college for math?

The nature and language of mathematics bolsters every science and application of knowledge in the physical world. A Wabash math major delves even deeper than this fundamental level, leveraging his liberal arts education to comprehend why this foundational knowledge matters and how it ought to be applied to his own community after graduation.

Students interested in a degree in mathematics start with preparatory math classes in calculus and linear algebra, alongside a broader catalog of courses across other disciplines. From there, the Wabash mathematics major can tailor upper-level courses to his interests (including pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics) and career goals (including actuarial science, computer science and secondary education). Knowledgeable faculty teach students to grasp an understanding of mathematics, its nature, and uses to help them become effective purveyors of mathematics in their careers. Many students take advantage of research opportunities off-campus and abroad offered through Wabash during their undergraduate years. For a full college math course offering, check out the program curriculum.

What can you do with a math degree?

Recent Wabash graduates have pursued a variety of jobs with a math major: Police officer, Actuary, Benefits Administration, Contractor, Loan Advisor, Software Development, Pastor, Managing Director (GTX Enterprise), HS Teacher, Project Manager/Principal Leader, Corporate Treasurer, Corporate Strategy, Biochemistry Researcher, Insurance Vice President/Actuary, Project Engineer, Business Development, Financial Services, Business Analyst, Accountant, Quality Assurance, Pharmacist, Bank Vice President, Manufacturing Supervisor, Account Manager, Professor.