About the Mathematics Program
Mathematics is central in the development of the sciences, engineering, statistics, and economics. It is a diverse, dynamic field constantly making new and important discoveries.
At Pacific University, mathematics students receive individualized attention from faculty, participate in extracurricular activities sponsored by the department, and graduate with a world of opportunity.
Careers for Mathematics Majors
Mathematics graduates from Pacific University have pursued a wide variety of careers:
The mathematics major is especially powerful for students considering middle or high school teaching. Pacific's faculty work directly with the College of Education and with current teachers to ensure that our program is current and appropriate for today's teachers.
Engineering and Technical Work
The mathematics major includes courses in applied mathematics that have helped our graduates enter graduate school in engineering and to obtain good jobs in technical fields.
Finance and Actuarial Science
Many mathematics majors pursue careers in risk assessment, mathematical finance, and actuarial science. These are consistently ranked as the number one careers, offering stability, excitement, and excellent compensation.
Graduate School of Mathematics
Because Pacific's curriculum follows MAA guidelines, students with a mathematics major from Pacific are well-prepared to enter graduate school in mathematics.
The Mathematics/Data Science Lab (Price 201) houses nearly 20 computers running MacOS, each outfitted with statistical software, computer algebra systems, and more. Math students can use this collaborative space for course-related technology projects, or even to work through more conventional problem sets on one of the dry-erase boards scattered around the room.
The mathematics program sponsors many activities for mathematics students, including the following: