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Be a problem-solver.

You use math when you analyze sports stats, track the spread of an epidemic, or think about the Trinity. It’s a universal subject that pairs well with other fields like chemistry, business, and philosophy. As a Mathematics major at Trinity you’ll get personalized attention as you learn quantitative problem-solving skills, logical thought processes, and how to apply these concepts to everyday life. If you want to pursue a career in insurance, business, actuarial science, or even teaching, math is a great place to start.

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COURSEWORK

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Mathematics requires 47 hours, making it robust in itself but leaving room to combine with other interests or electives. Interesting courses include:

  • History of Mathematics
  • Number Theory
  • Financial Management

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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS

Theories and formulas are only part of the equation; to fully understand math, it must be applied to life. Trinity math majors have completed summer research projects evaluating cost-effective vaccines and been hired for jobs at companies such as Abbott, Allstate, Baxter, and Trustmark.

Career Objectives Include:

Finance
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Financial Analyst
Life Sciences
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Computational Biologist
Cryptologist
Physical Sciences
  • Engineer
  • Climatologist
Operations Research Analyst
Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer

DEPARTMENT FACULTY

Course Title Credits
Mathematics Core (39 hours)
CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Fundamentals 4 hours
CIS 120 Computer Programming I 3 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
MA 122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4 hours
MA 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 4 hours
MA 321 Mathematical Statistics 4 hours
MA 331 Linear Algebra 3 hours
MA 335 Differential Equations 3 hours
MA 340 History of Mathematics 4 hours
MA 412 Geometry 3 hours
Choose one:
MA 411 Modern Algebra 3 hours
MA 413 Real Analysis 3 hours
MA 420 Number Theory 3 hours
Supporting Courses (8 hours) – Choose one sequence:
CH 111-112 General Chemistry I and II 8 hours
PHY 111-112 General Physics I and II 8 hours
Highly Recommended Courses:
BUS 411 Financial Management 3 hours
BUS 424 Management Science 3 hours
PH 170 Logic 3 hours
PH 242 Philosophy of Science 3 hours