The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a rigorous program of study in Mathematics to prepare students for exciting careers in the mathematical sciences. Our Mathematics major provides second-to-none preparation for graduate education in mathematical sciences, natural sciences, economics, or engineering. Many mathematics majors pursue careers in business, industry, or finance immediately upon graduation or combine their major with pre-law or pre-med programs. The department offers sequences in Computer Science and Data Science ; there is also an interdisciplinary major in Data Science. All prospective mathematics students are encouraged to seek the advice of department faculty in selecting their courses.
The Mathematics major provides a solid foundation for careers in all areas of Mathematics and its applications in the mathematical sciences and beyond. The Math major may be combined with another CMC to add rigorous analytical depth. Math majors enjoy an incredible range of electives at CMC and throughout the consortium. The senior thesis provides one of many opportunities for Math majors to engage in original research under the supervision of award-winning faculty, often resulting in journal publications. Math majors hone their communication skills in the Math majors seminars and can gain valuable experience mentoring other students in the Quantitative and Computing Lab.
All new students will have the opportunity to attend a mathematics and computer science information session during orientation. This session occurs prior to registration and will assist students with determining the appropriate level of mathematics or computer science courses they should enroll in at the college.
Primary Contact: Professor Sam Nelson, Department Chair