## Who should be a mathematics major?

Do you enjoy working with numbers and logic? Do you want to equip yourself with the tools to understand advanced concepts in the sciences, engineering, economics and finance? If so, mathematics might just be the perfect field for you.

## What will you study?

McMurry mathematics majors will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. By minoring in curriculum and instruction, students have the option of earning teaching certification for grades 4-8 or 8-12 in addition to the B.S. degree.

**Sample Courses**

A few of the mathematics courses offered at McMurry:

- Abstract Algebra
- Advanced Analysis
- Calculus
- College Geometry
- Discrete Mathematics
- Intermediate Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Multivariable Calculus
- Numerical Analysis with Computer Applications
- Ordinary Differential Equations
- Statistics
- Teaching Elementary Math EC-6
- Theory of Secondary School Mathematics

## Why mathematics at McMurry?

McMurry’s small class sizes and opportunities for hands-on learning are unequaled at large universities. Our low 13:1 student-faculty ratio means you’ll never be an anonymous face in the classroom. Instead, your mathematics professors will become your mentors, providing personal attention and guidance throughout all four years.

**Mathematics students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom:**

- The McMurry Mathematics Club was organized in 1971 by students with an interest in mathematics. The purpose of the club is to provide mathematical activities that go beyond the usual, promote interest in mathematics and to encourage fellowship among those with an interest in mathematics. Activities include programs of special interest, speakers and field trips.
- Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society. The Texas Iota chapter was formed on the McMurry campus in 1987. The purpose of Kappa Mu Epsilon is to promote and encourage mathematical activity.

Each spring, the Department of Mathematics presents awards to students at the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior levels. An outstanding junior is awarded the Jennie Tate and the Clyde A. and Mary Long Scholarship to be used during the student’s senior year.

## Where can you go with a degree in mathematics?

Because McMurry’s curriculum is founded in the liberal arts, you will gain more than just a solid foundation in mathematics—you will learn how to think critically, write persuasively and communicate effectively. This unique combination of abilities will give you an advantage in both graduate school and professional life.

The analytical and problem-solving skills you will gain as a mathematics major can be an asset in other fields as well. According to data collected by the National Institute of Education, mathematics majors earn scores that are significantly higher than the average on graduate admissions tests for both law school and business school.

Many McMurry mathematics graduates have established careers as math teachers. Others have transitioned into computer science, working as data specialists, programmers, software developers, network engineers and technicians. Some work in education administration; some work in business and finance; one even works in military intelligence! As a math major, your future is full of possibilities.