As a math student at Western, you can explore many different areas of pure and applied mathematics, such as analysis, abstract algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics. With our small class sizes, you will benefit from a high level of interaction with the faculty.
Outside of the classroom, you can stay involved with mathematics by working in the Math Center, joining the Putnam Exam group, or participating in the Math Modeling Competition or the Kryptos cryptography competition. You might also work on a research or independent study project with faculty.
To get a feel for life in the math department, visit the Math Center. Open Sunday through Friday and staffed by undergraduate Math Fellows, it is a great place to get help with homework, meet other students, and form study groups.
Majoring in mathematics will prepare you for a wide range of career paths. Our recent graduates have gone on to jobs at Microsoft, Google, Premera Blue Cross, Safeco, Milliman, Raytheon and SAIC, among other companies. We have many graduates who are now teachers, and a number of our students have also gone on to Ph.D. programs throughout the country.
Here are some ways to further explore mathematics at Western and beyond: