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Mathematics

The Carthage Mathematics Department is very active and visible, thanks to a dedicated faculty and outstanding students. Students benefit from small classes, close relationships with their professors, and ample undergraduate research opportunities.

Majors and Minors Offered

Majors:
Mathematics

Minors:
Mathematics

Scholarships

Compete for more than $350,000 in the Carthage Math/Science Scholarship Competition.

Career-focused Curriculum

All mathematics courses at Carthage help students to acquire methods of logical reasoning and deduction, and to develop problem-solving skills for a wide variety of applications. Students choose the courses that best fit their future goals, whether they plan to attend graduate school; teach math in elementary or high school; or enter a career using problem-solving and analytical skills. Carthage also offers coursework in actuarial science and a 3+2 Engineering Dual Degree Program.

Active Undergraduate Research Program

Carthage mathematics students have many opportunities to work closely with faculty on significant and varied research projects, and often present their research findings at regional and national conferences. For example, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, or SURE, pairs student with faculty mentors. Students receive a stipend and room and board to conduct research with their mentor all summer.

Focus on Students

The Mathematics Department at Carthage offers students an outstanding faculty committed to teaching. Faculty emphasize communication skills so graduates succeed in many types of careers. The department also offers multiple sections of upper-level courses every year to better serve students.

Future Success

Carthage mathematics graduates have had tremendous success in a variety of activities. The department graduates around 25 mathematics majors each year. Recent graduates have attended graduate school at Cornell University, Syracuse University, Western Michigan University, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Graduates placed in industry have landed jobs at such companies as Accenture, IBM, Ruud Lighting, and Runzheimer International, as well as teaching positions at many high school and middle schools.

Community of Learners

At Carthage, students who major in mathematics not only receive an exceptional education; they become part of a family of learners. Organizations like the Math Club and Pi Mu Epsilon host mathematics-related activities on campus, from lectures to social gatherings.

 

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