# Mathematics

## Program Description

Whether you're interested in theoretical or applied mathematics, statistics or actuarial science, CMU's math programs will help you build problem-solving skills for a wide range of careers. Working with faculty supported by National Science Foundation grants, you'll apply the equations and theories you've learned in class and present your research results at the annual campuswide Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition. Student organizations such as Kappa Mu Epsilon, Gamma Iota Sigma Nu and the Statistics Club also prepare you for the professional world.

### Points of Pride

- Since 2002, CMU's Mathematics department is home to a nationally renowned summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation. The program attracts students from across the United States.
- More than two dozen research publications have resulted from CMU undergraduate projects and have appeared in prestigious journals such as the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics.
- CMU's annual Fleming Lecture Series brings to campus some of the world’s best mathematical minds, including Sir Timothy Gowers, Terence Tao and S.R.S. Varadhan.
- You’ll have access to free tutors at CMU's Mathematics Assistance Centers in Park Library and Troutman Hall.

## Put Your Degree to Work

Mathematicians work in the federal government and in private science and engineering research companies. They may work on teams with engineers, scientists and other professionals.

### U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Job | Median Pay | Job Growth through 2022 |
---|---|---|

Mathematician | $101,360 per year | 23% (800 more jobs) |

Statistician | $75,560 per year | 27% (7,400 more jobs) |

Actuary | $93,680 per year | 26% (6,300 more jobs) |

### Program Overview

The course listings below are a **representation** of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

**(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)**

### Mathematics Major

## Grads on Fire

**Curtis Huge**, ’13, is a materials planner and scheduler at Neapco Drivelines.

**Lindsay Troshak**, ’12, is a business analyst at Auto-Owners Insurance.

**David Creech**, ’12, is an analytics and modeling associate for Urban Science.

**Spencer Hall**, ’09, is an actuarial analyst at Hagerty Insurance.

**Amanda (Munro) Smith**, ’08, is a senior billing analyst for the Hanover Insurance Group.

**Philip Westgate**, ’06, is an assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Kentucky.

**Jonathan Brege**, ’05, is a petroleum technologist for Shell Oil Company.

**Todd Merz**, ’96, is a rating analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan.

**Gary Westerdale**, ’87, is the vice president of maintenance and operations support at AngloGold Ashanti.

## Fired Up and Focused

### Shaila Segal

**Hometown:** Pomfret, Connecticut**Major:** Mathematics and Statistics