Mathematics continues to be one of the greatest cultural and intellectual achievements of humankind. Our program provides a solid foundation in the principles of mathematics and allows students to combine their coursework with an in-depth study of another field, providing strong credentials for graduate study, including law school and medical school.
Our curriculum acquaints students with a broad range of concepts and tools in modern mathematics. Coursework fosters an understanding and appreciation of the discipline, strengthens students’ powers of abstract reasoning and develops their ability to examine and discover structures and patterns.
We offer both a major and minor in mathematics, along with courses that satisfy Core Curriculum requirements and mathematics components of other academic programs at the University. Students may also choose to double major in mathematics and secondary education, which prepares them to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification for grades 7-12.
Life After Salve
Our graduates possess both the creative and critical thinking skills needed for success in an array of professions. Some enter graduate programs, while others pursue careers in such fields as business, finance and teaching.
Students with a high level of mathematical expertise can enter technical fields such as engineering, medicine, environmental science, computer programming or statistical analysis. Other career options include cartographer (mapmaker), cryptanalyst, technical writer, market research analyst, architect and geologist.
Mathematics teachers and specialists are in demand at every level of education. The U.S. government hires mathematicians for defense work and for many other purposes, including analysis of census data. Actuaries evaluate risks for insurance companies and set rates; this occupation is often listed as a top career choice based on salary, autonomy, working environment and other factors.
Current careers of recent alumni include:
- Statistics analyst, ESPN
- Graduate assistant, University of Maryland
- Student services manager, Achievement First
- Baseball research and development analyst, Boston Red Sox
- Anti money laundering investigations, UBS
- Math teacher, District of Columbia Public Schools