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Mathematicians study math in its own right, or as it is applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering.

No matter whether your discipline is pure math or applied math, you will get the best of both worlds at JMU. There are in-depth faculty-student collaborative experiences usually only found in smaller liberal arts institutions, along with the breadth and diversity of offerings of a large institution. Our faculty is committed to incorporating student projects into their research, and guiding undergraduates through the processes of proposing and carrying out professional level research projects in mathematics. In addition, our conferences, clubs and outreach programs designed specifically for undergraduates make our majors true members of our community.

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All courses for majors are taught by full-time faculty.

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.

Mathematics
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.A.
    • B.S.
  • Concentrations:
    • Computational Sciences
  • Minors:
    • Mathematics

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.


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