Students majoring in Mathematics receive a solid foundation in mathematics with courses ranging from the calculus sequence to foundations in mathematics, as well as linear and abstract algebra and calculus-based physics. Students choose from a selection of courses including mathematical statistics, differential equations, real and complex analysis, geometry, and physics to complete major requirements. This major is designed to prepare students for careers in industry, government or for additional study in graduate school.
Several students in the recent past have had summer internships. Some students presented their work at conferences.
ODU Math majors are prepared to take their place in the 21st century workforce. The fields of business, medicine, industry, education and government utilize Mathematics majors, who find professional satisfaction in jobs such as computer science, engineering, statistical analysis, national security or the actuarial sciences. Examples of entry-level career positions include: Actuarial Assistant, Analyst, Programmer Analyst, Business Analyst, Problem-Solver, Junior Programmer, Consultant-Mathematics.
Majors can participate in tutoring in the Math Lab. They can also collaborate with faculty on projects.
Contact Dr. Theresa Holleran, Chair of the Division of Math, Computer and Natural Science, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Mathematics program and/or any of the other programs in this Division such as Math Education, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Computer Information Systems.