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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

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 Required Courses
CS 112 Intermediate Spreadsheets, Databases, and Word Processing 2 hours
CS 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 I 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
MA 420 Number Theory 3 hours
MA 445
or MA 498
Internship
Professional Experience
0-6 hours
Supporting Courses
Select one of the following sequences:
8 hours
CH 111
& CH 112
General Chemistry I
& General Chemistry II
PHY 111
& PHY 112
General Physics I
& General Physics II
Highly Recommended Courses
     BUS 411 Financial Management
     PH 170 Logic
     MA 324 Mathematical Statistics II
Total Hours 45-51 hours
   
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE EMPHASIS  
Required Courses
MA 324 Mathematical Statistics II 1 hr
MA 360 Theory of interest 3 hrs
BUS 207 Microeconomics 3 hrs
BUS 208 Macroeconomics 3 hrs
BUS 221 Principles of Accounting I 3 hrs
BUS 222 Principles of Accounting II 3 hrs
BUS 411 Financial Management 3 hrs
Highly Recommended Courses for the Actuarial Science Emphasis
     MA 390 Actuarial Examination Preparation
     BUS 201 Introduction to Business Law
     BUS 490 Seminar in Business and Management Ethics
Total Hours 19 hrs