Individuals with advanced mathematical skills and problem-solving ability are highly prized by our modern society. Mathematics majors are increasingly in demand for well-paying positions in the many professional fields that require analytical and quantitative reasoning.
Why Choose Wheeling Jesuit University?
Majoring in mathematics at Wheeling Jesuit University will develop your skills and abilities to their fullest potential. But, you'll achieve so much more. You'll learn not just to answer questions, but how to ask them; not just to solve problems, but how to pose them. The major is offered within the structure of the 450-year tradition of Jesuit higher education. Our liberal arts approach means that you will graduate with oral and written communication skills, greater cultural awareness and a commitment to service prized by employers.
At Wheeling Jesuit, there are no large lecture hall classes with recitations, nor are there courses taught by graduate students. You'll work closely with highly qualified faculty members from your first course as a freshman right through your senior project. Our small class sizes allow for valuable faculty-student and student-student interaction
in and out of the classroom in courses at all levels. Our computer-equipped classrooms will engage you in open-ended explorations using state-of-the-art software, such as Mathematica and Geometer's Sketchpad.
The mathematics program at Wheeling Jesuit prepares you for a wide variety of options upon graduation, depending on your interest. In addition to the general mathematics major, there are three areas of emphasis (or tracks) you may pursue:
- Actuarial Science: elective courses in calculus-based probability and statistics, business and economics
- Secondary Education: elective courses in geometry, calculus-based probability and statistics, education and psychology
- Statistics/Applied: elective courses in calculus-based probability and statistics and numerical analysis
A flexible minor in mathematics is available, requiring 15 credits beyond the first semester of calculus.