JMU Major: Mathematics
As a math major, you will gain an increased understanding and appreciation for math as a universal language. You can expect to use and build on skills such as thinking critically, formulating and solving problems and communicating solutions. You will increase your ability to prove theorems, understand complex structure, and apply mathematics and statistics in many real-world settings. The program you choose will make it possible for you 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 you to experience the challenge and rewards of faculty-mentored research. You 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.
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Declare math as your major when you register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the math department in Roop Hall, room 308.
Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.