Feb 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The number one myth about math is that the only jobs in mathematics are for teachers. This simply is not true. In reality, jobs in mathematics are exploding, with expected growth in mathematics jobs between 2012 and 2022 double that of the overall job market, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Career paths in mathematics include software development, computational biology, data science, business problem solving, risk management and more.

Rockhurst University Mathematics is committed to providing relevant and practical courses, as well as extracurricular opportunities that develop students’ lifelong commitment to learning, leadership and service. Students acquire the mathematical, computing and soft skills necessary to meet the growing demands of our community in mathematics fields and to become strong, socially responsible leaders.

The mathematics program at Rockhurst University provides a set of courses ranging from theoretical to the applied to meet the professional and graduate school needs of mathematics majors. The mathematics program is also committed to providing relevant and practical mathematics courses to satisfy the University’s proficiency requirement and to support coursework in other disciplines.

There are many career paths open to students graduating with a degree in mathematics. Some of the fields that students may choose upon graduation are: teaching and theoretical research in mathematics, scientific work, theoretical computer science work, business problem-solving through operations research, and management of risks through actuarial work.

The applied mathematics major was created to satisfy our society’s needs for quantitatively and computationally savvy people. Students gain valuable mathematical and computational skills to create solutions to real world problems.  An applied mathematics degree may be well suited for students thinking about starting a career after graduation, a graduate degree in applied mathematics or a graduate degree in other disciplines like analytics, biostatistics, or cyber security, for example.

It is easy to double major as an applied mathematics major. Typical double majors are Analytics and Technology, Computer Science, Physics, Economics, and Biochemistry.




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