JMU Major: Mathematics
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Declaring the Major | Progressing in the Major
Description of the Major
The major is a part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, an academic unit within the College of Science and Mathematics.As a Mathematics major, students will gain an increased understanding and appreciation for math as a universal language. Students can expect to use and build on skills such as thinking critically, formulating and solving problems and communicating solutions. Students will increase their ability to prove theorems, understand complex structure, and apply mathematics and statistics in many real-world settings. The program students choose will make it possible for them to acquire strong preparation for graduate work or for professional applications in mathematics and statistics, teaching, natural and social sciences or other technical areas.
There will also be opportunities for students to experience the challenge and rewards of faculty-mentored research. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the numerous undergraduate research opportunities as well as individual and small group projects available in the department. Opportunities exist through the Center for Mathematical Modeling, the Office of Statistical Services, honors theses, and independent studies with individual faculty mentors.
Declaring the Major
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare Mathematics as their major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the Mathematics department in Roop Hall, room 308.
Progressing in the Major
Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.