Mathematics



Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree

Overview

Become an effective problem solver. With challenging small class sizes and a lot of opportunities for one-on-one interactions with faculty members, we hope to further your mathematical interest as you acquire a greater understanding of math foundations.

Who It's For

Our curriculum meets the needs of students preparing to teach mathematics, students planning on graduate studies, students desiring to pursue non-teaching degrees in mathematics, students majoring in other academic disciplines who need a mathematics foundation, and students desiring practice in the art of logic and thinking.

Key Benefits

  • Recent mathematics majors have gone on into areas as varied as mathematical biology, sound engineering, architecture, law, dentistry, economics, actuarial science, computer programming, design engineering and medicine.
  • Each year, students participate in the Putnam exam and the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, engage in research projects with faculty, and travel to mathematics conferences.
  • Join our math club, Lemma, which is very active and organizes a number of activities, such as Pi Day, volunteer tutoring, and more.
  • Our Math Tutor Center offers free tutoring in lower level math classes, and a great job opportunity for students who have taken upper level math classes.
  • The Westminster Mathematics program offers challenging classes with small class sizes and lots of opportunities for one-on-one interaction with the faculty.
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"I was very apprehensive going to Glendale on my first day. Tutoring math was not something I considered one of my personal skills, and as such this project presented a challenge. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could, in fact, be of use to the kids. I felt very confident with the material they were covering, and managed to find enough words to explain the concepts in new and various manners until something clicked for them."

Trigonometry student Lahdan Saeed

Other Mathematics Programs

The Mathematics program offers an academic major, minor, and applied minor as well as a secondary teaching major and minor and an elementary teaching minor. The teaching major and minor in Mathematics, combined with the appropriate coursework in Education, prepares the student for Utah state mathematics endorsements II through IV.

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Career Opportunities

Potential Careers

Many employers look for candidates with a strong mathematical background, even if the job itself does not seem to require mathematical knowledge. Such a background shows that the applicant has developed good critical thinking skills, can think logically and is a good problem solver.

Professions that specifically require a strong mathematical background are numerous. Math professors and math teachers obviously belong to these, but some less obvious ones include weather forecasters, technical editors, computer programmers, medical researchers and people in financial, scientific and actuarial fields, to name just a few.

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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S-Cubed

Computer Science, Math, and Physics students can apply to the S-Cubed program for financial and academic support. Apply to receive several networking benefits, mentoring support, and a four-year scholarship.

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