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Offering Career Preparation for:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical Analyst
  • Statistician, Actuary
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Graduate Study

Career Outlook

Mathematics is the foundation discipline for science and has widespread utility in industrial, military, and scientific applications. The state of mathematics is a crucial predictor of future national strength in science, technology, and society itself, and has become an important indicator of our nation's future economic competitiveness. Accomplishments in mathematics today profoundly influence the theoretical foundations of many diverse disciplines, and constitute important intellectual tools of working scientists, engineers, social scientists, and business managers. Job opportunities in mathematics have never been better. Starting salaries for graduates with a bachelor's degree in mathematics are competitive with those in science, engineering, computer science, and business.

Educational Preparation

The foundation of a career in the mathematical sciences is a solid high school education, preferably one with at least three and a half years of mathematics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics recognizes the ever-increasing demands for the mathematical sciences in today's society. Accordingly, it is committed to providing an integrated set of academic and research programs designed both to prepare students for careers in business, industry, education, and government, and also to materially contribute to the development and application of mathematics and statistics.

The B.S. degree is for students planning careers in business, industry, and government, or those planning graduate work in applied and computational mathematics or statistics.

Programs of Study

It is offered in five options:B.A. Degree through CLA:

Traditional Mathematics Option: appropriate for students planning to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or related subject.

Applied Mathematics Option: accommodates students pursuing the traditional areas of mathematical applications in engineering and the sciences.

Computational Mathematics Option: provides students with a thorough foundation for careers involving numerical and computational techniques, or for subsequent graduate work in these areas. Students pursuing this option must take a strong contingent of computer science courses.

Statistics and Actuarial Science Option: prepares students for careers in industry and government, or for data analysis in a scientific research facility. Those considering actuarial work have completed up to four of the actuarial examinations while in residence at UMD. Complete details are available in the Bulletin of the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

UMD Facilities

Students have ready access to a variety of computers. These include a state-of-the-art Sun SPARC center 2000 running Unix and a variety of microcomputers, including IBM PC's, Apple Macintoshes, NCD x-terminals, Sun workstations, and Silicon Graphics workstations. Access to several CRAY-2 supercomputers is available through University of Minnesota's Supercomputer Institute.

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