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Many students think that majoring in mathematics will only prepare them for a teaching career. But you can do so much more! This major is an excellent way to prepare for a career in business or law. Studies show that mathematics majors consistently score higher than most other majors in entrance exams for graduate school, law school, medical school and business school.

Skills You will Gain

1. Critical thinking and problem solving. The ability to use theory and data to create practical solutions for individuals and businesses is a highly marketable asset.

2. Oral and written communication. Whether you’re a consultant, actuary or doing your own research, the ability to collect and clearly present information will set you apart in your field.

3. Quantitative and computer proficiency. As technology progresses at a rapid pace, you can embrace new programs and software to keep your skills fresh.

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Associate Professor of Mathematics

Email:

peter.adamic@avemaria.edu

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(239) 304-7071

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Canizaro Library 234

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Chair of the Mathematics Department; Instructor of Mathematics

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richard.dittus@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2551

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Canizaro Library 227

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Professor of Mathematics

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michael.marsalli@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1606

Office:

Henkels 3069

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Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science

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saverio.perugini@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7920

Office:

Henkles 2048

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FAST FACTS

  • One of our recent alumna won a prestigious scholarship from the AMS to study mathematics in Moscow, Russia.
  • Several of our recent mathematics students have spent their summers participating in Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs. This is an opportunity to do mathematical research at another university for 8-10 weeks in the summer and be paid a stipend of about $4000.
  • Majoring in mathematics is an excellent way to prepare for a career in business or law. Studies show that mathematics majors consistently score higher than most other majors in entrance exams for graduate school (GRE), law school (LSAT), medical school (MCAT), and business school (GMAT) – in fact, higher than pre-law, pre-med, and business majors in their respective exams.
  • If you cannot fit the full major in your schedule, consider a mathematics minor. It only takes six MATH or STAT courses numbered 150 or higher.
  • The patron saint of mathematicians is Saint Hubert ( c. 656–727 A.D.), whose feast day is celebrated on November 3rd.
  • Pope Sylvester II (c. 946 – 12 May 1003) was a mathematician; he reintroduced the abacus to Europe, and may have been the first to bring the decimal system using Arabic numerals to Europe.

INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

Several of our recent mathematics students have spent their summers participating in Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs. This is an opportunity to do mathematical research at another university for 8-10 weeks in the summer and be paid a stipend of about $4000.

Even though many mathematics majors do go on to rewarding careers in teaching at the primary, secondary, and collegiate levels, many more go on to careers outside of academics. In fact, according to a National Science Foundation survey of recent college graduates, more than half of mathematics majors go on to careers in business, industry, and government.

REQUIRED COURSES

Required Courses for the Major

CSCI 151 Introduction to Computer Programming

MATH 151 Calculus I

MATH 250 Calculus II

MATH 251 Vector Calculus

MATH 310 Algebraic Structures or MATH 311 Linear Structures

MATH 330 Probability

MATH 490 Senior Seminar

Required Core Courses in the Sciences and Foreign Language

Two of the following: PHYS 221, PHYS 222, or PHYS 223

LATN 101 Elementary Latin

LATN 102 Intermediate Latin

Elective Major Courses (three required)

CSCI 152 Discrete Structures and Functional Programming

CSCI 251 Algorithms and Programming

CSCI 350 Automata Theory

MATH 201 History of Mathematics

MATH 231 Mathematical Statistics and Design of Experiments

MATH 252 Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 311 Linear Structures

MATH 312 Number Theory

MATH 350 Real Analysis

MATH 351 Complex Analysis

MATH 352 Partial Differential Equations

MATH 360 Differential Geometry

MATH 361 Geometric Topology

MATH 491 Undergraduate Research

Note: Students double-majoring in Mathematics and Economics may select at most two of the following courses as part of their mathematics electives:

ECON 403 Introduction to Econometrics

MATH 231 Mathematical Statistics and Design of Experiments

STAT 230 Applied Statistics

Minor in Mathematics

The mathematics minor program consists of a total of at least six courses in mathematics. MATH 150 counts as one of the six, whereas MATH 110 or MATH 120 do not.

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