As advancements in science and technology lead to expanding applications of mathematics, graduates with mathematical skills will be very marketable for positions in insurance, business, government, research, pharmaceuticals and mathematics education reform. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the following math-related fields are expected to grow rapidly: actuary, computer science, high-tech research and engineering, operations research, and management science.BA Degree Plan BS Degree Plan
Benefits of Majoring in Mathematics
Demonstrates to employers that you are not afraid of intellectual challenges.
Provides solid analytical training that enables you to learn what you need on the job.
Gives you the ability to think logically and quantitatively.
Makes you able to solve problems that are interesting, exciting and challenging.
Provides an analytical framework in which to make informed, thoughtful decisions.
May qualify you not just for one job, but for a whole range of possibilities.
Gives a virtually guaranteed teaching job, for those inclined toward a teaching profession.
Can be the stepping-stone for graduate studies in math or other fields such as computers or business.
Allows you to declare a double-major in mathematics for computer science and complete it in about the same amount of time as a math degree.
Employers respect Mathematics majors for the thinking skills they have acquired.
What We Offer Our Students
UHV's Mathematics program is designed to meet the needs of the student who:
- intends to teach math on the secondary level
- intends to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or a related area
Your needs and career objectives are a priority at UHV, where small classes ensure that individual attention will be given to progress in learning. At UHV, we know that the way to increase mathematics knowledge is to make its study a positive and rewarding endeavor.
I like the idea to be on the edge of knowledge, and the possibility of being a role model for students who might not have anyone to encourage their academic career.
Ricardo Teixeira, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics