Math at Western
Mathematics is the study of pattern, structure, and change. Although it is one of the most ancient disciplines, new mathematics is being created every day. It can be found in everything from internet security, to green energy technology, to Wall Street investment strategies. Classes in the Department of Mathematics emphasize the analytical thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve you well not just in mathematics, but in many other careers, including law, business, and a range of technical fields.
In addition to B.A. and B.S. majors in mathematics, we offer degrees in applied mathematics and mathematics education. Combined majors are offered with mathematics and chemistry, computer science, economics, or physics. The department also offers a Master of Science degree which prepares students for doctoral programs or future employment, especially as college math teachers.