Students in a classroom

The mathematics major is designed for students interested in careers in mathematics, teaching, and industry. It prepares students for employment in government or industry, teaching in high schools or middle schools, or for graduate study in mathematics.

Mathematics majors learn:

  • Proficiency in the core areas of knowledge in mathematics which includes calculus (analysis), algebra, and logic
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills relevant to the analysis of abstract mathematical ideas and the solving of applied mathematical problems
  • Oral and written communication skills necessary to convey abstract mathematical ideas clearly to their peers and others who require such information
  • Knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of careers which use mathematics as well as receive preparation sufficient for further study in mathematics

A minor is also available.

Other majors commonly combined with a math major

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


Brian Eisenback
Area Chair of Scientific Learning; Associate Professor of Biology

Ian Lundholm
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dick Lura
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Matthew McDonald
Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Director of Study Abroad

Kristen Mudrack
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Ashley Stiltner
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Nathaniel Wentzel
Assistant Professor of Physics

Michael Whitney
Associate Professor of Biology

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