Applied Mathematical Science

Can girls really find a place in the male-dominated world of STEM? At Wesleyan, they can. Last year, 17% of Wesleyan's graduates majored in STEM fields.

The study of mathematics is key for pursuing careers in STEM fields, where women are still under represented. A student who majors in mathematics or applied mathematical science at Wesleyan acquires not only the technical knowledge she will need to continue to her next level of study or work, but also, through Wesleyan’s focus on the liberal arts, necessary communication and critical thinking skills, thereby providing her the flexibility for expanding and changing future job and career opportunities. Our courses and extra-curricular programs enable a student to structure her Wesleyan experience to match her own interests. Graduates of our mathematics programs often combine their major coursework with study in other areas, and have gone on to careers in various STEM fields, economics, teaching, business, and law.

The prestigious Munroe Scholars Program provides two full-tuition scholarships annually to academically superior first-year applicants for admission with interests in mathematics, dual-degree engineering, or science. Preference is given to students who demonstrate particular promise in scientific inquiry or research. Eligible candidates must be invited to compete at Scholarship Day, possess strong academic credentials, and demonstrate their interest and ability to engage in research. Recipients also are eligible for research stipends of up to $1,000 during their junior and senior years.

Majors: Mathematics
Minor: Mathematics
Related Majors: Applied Mathematical Science
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Wesleyan’s mathematics and applied mathematical science majors provide students the applied and theoretical background needed to pursue further study and work in the ever-expanding STEM fields. Our curriculums are designed to explore a broad range of topics as well as to allow deeper study in preparation for graduate school and careers. Small class sizes and mentoring faculty enhance students’ insights into academic fields and life-paths they wish to explore, and give students the knowledge and skills needed to adapt to new technologies and changing conditions in academia and the workplace.

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Mathematics and applied mathematical science majors have participated in many national summer research programs. There are opportunities for internships, study abroad, research with faculty, and attendance and presentations at regional and national academic conferences. We also have an active math cub and a chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national honorary society for undergraduate mathematics, which helps promote collegiality, sisterhood, and service activities.

 

 

Wesleyan Women In Applied Mathematical Science Careers

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JANELLE FLEMING ’94

Janelle is a marine scientist who, along with her husband, owns Seahorse Coastal Consulting, where they focus on storm surge model development research. SCC also studies tsunami modeling and develops continuing education for engineering professionals. Her clients include federal and state agencies and the Army Corps of Engineers.

 

WESLEYAN MATH MAJORS HAVE STUDIED  AT PRESTIGIOUS GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

Yale, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Tennessee, University of Virginia, Michigan State University, Vanderbilt, University of Michigan

Charles Benesh
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