The study of mathematics is key for pursuing careers in STEM fields, where women are still underrepresented. 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 extracurricular programs enable a student to structure her Wesleyan experience to match her own interests. Graduates of our mathematics and applied mathematical science 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, Applied Mathematical Science
According to Forbes, mathematics is one of the top three majors most likely to result in job offers with substantial salaries. 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.
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.
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The theory and methods of processing information in digital computers, the design of computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers.
According to Forbes, surveys consistently show that computer science and engineering are the surest paths to the highest pay straight out of college.
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Use statistics perform other critical analysis in order to better understand a demographic and market, or break into a new market.
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Requires intellect, discipline, diligence, entrepreneurial qualities, broadmindedness, an interest in globally connected businesses, and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
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