Mathematics Degree | Major in Mathematics
The mathematics degree helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through mathematical reasoning. The degree is designed to prepare majors to excel in math-related jobs in business and industry, to be effective math teachers, or to utilize their math skills in other fields of study. Students find our programs exciting because we offer a quality education in one of the most powerful and practical majors available, and they receive that education in small, personalized classes.
My professors have constantly rooted for my success and were always willing to go the extra mile for me. They inspired me to pursue a graduate degree so I can do the same thing.
Why should I choose Math?
The study of math can help you excel in many different fields, such as science, engineering, economics, and finance.
What are some math courses I will take?
- Calculus I, II, and III
- Linear Algebra
- Differential Equations
- Numerical Analysis
- Probability and Statistics
When Dr. Jo Wick was completing her BS in Mathematics at UMHB, Dr. Peter Chen encouraged her to continue her studies in statistics. Two graduate degrees later, she is now the associate director of graduate education and an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. “I was impressed by the care and attention that my math professors at UMHB gave every single student. They opened up opportunities for me and put me in contact with people at graduate schools; it really influenced the progress of my education, and I try to do the same for my students today.”
What are some career options?
Math majors can choose many career paths:
- Computer Scientist
- Financial Analyst
Who is hiring UMHB students?
UMHB Math students have found success in many different areas:
- Dell Computers
- Baylor University
- University of Kansas
- Belton and Temple ISDs
- Scott & White Hospital
- Homeland Security
Where can I go to grad school?
Many Math students have continued their education at these schools:
- Columbia University
- Texas A&M
- Southern Methodist University
- Baylor University
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
- Colorado School of Mines
Why major in mathematics at UMHB?
In the last decade, all UMHB math graduates who have wanted to continue their studies have been accepted to graduate school.
UMHB math majors seeking a career in education have achieved a 100% job placement rate upon graduation in the last decade.
Delta Psi Theta is a fun, student-led club that is open to all UMHB students with an interest in mathematics. It is one of the most active clubs at UMHB, and it sponsors mathematics activities semi-monthly.
Math majors have the opportunity to participate in math and science-oriented study abroad trips to locations such as Munich, Paris, Geneva, and London.