About the Program
Mathematics studies topics such as logic, quantity, structure, space, and change. Inspired by real-world observations, mathematicians seek and use patterns to solve problems and make conjectures. Westminster’s math degree program combines abstract theory with real-life applications. Our program helps students build diverse skills that prepare them to be successful in a wide variety of career paths.
What You'll Learn
- Become an effective problem solver.
- Develop skills in reading, constructing, and effectively communicating valid mathematical proofs.
- Use technological tools commonly used in mathematics appropriately at all levels.
- Achieve sufficient competency in the core curriculum of mathematics for success in a graduate program.
- Understand the historical development of mathematics and its role in the history of human civilization through research and class discussions.
- Develop a greater appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics.
- Participate in curricular and co-curricular opportunities for leadership and collaboration.
- Effectively communicate mathematical ideas, both in writing and verbally.
- Engage the community through service learning and other opportunities.
- Explore career opportunities in mathematics and related fields.
Plan of Study
Our mathematics program has a strong core of problem-solving and proof techniques, and also provides the opportunity for students to apply what they’ve learned to better understand the world and make it a better place. The recommended course of study takes place over four years, building from the study of motion, data, and linear equations to a greater level of mathematical rigor.
Liberal Education Courses
You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.
Through this course, you will explore systems of linear equations and their representations as matrices, vector spaces, least squares, and eigenvectors. Learn the numerical techniques behind the foundational subject of pure and applied mathematics.
Social Justice by the Numbers
How can we measure justice, fairness, and equity in our society? In this interdisciplinary class, you will analyze the world around you through critical class discussions and collaboration.