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
- Understand the historical development of mathematics through research and class discussions.
- Read and construct valid mathematical proofs and effectively communicate them in written and oral form.
- Engage with your community through service learning.
- Learn the appropriate use of technological tools commonly used in mathematics.
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.
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.