Our objective is to supply students with knowledge of mathematics necessary for success in their chosen field while upholding the Christian purpose of Campbell University.
Why Should I Study Mathematics?
- In “The Jobs Rated Almanac”, author Les Krantz ranks 250 jobs based on the following six criteria: income, stress, physical demands, potential growth, job security, and work environment. In the latest list, published in the spring of 2009, Mathematician ranked as the #1 job. Actuary and Statistician, jobs that require an extensive understanding of mathematics, were ranked #2 and #3, respectively.
- A degree in mathematics is extremely versatile. You will be qualified for a variety of careers in fields ranging from education to cryptography to finance. You will also be qualified for graduate study in mathematics, mathematics education, actuarial science, statistics, operations research, and engineering, among others. Professional graduate programs such as law, medicine, and business also respect applicants with a mathematics degree for their analytical skills.
- Campbell’s size allows mathematics students to interact closely with fellow students and professors in and out of the classroom. The average size of sophomore, junior, and senior level mathematics classes at Campbell is approximately 14 students. Students feel comfortable participating in class and seeking help outside of class. In our department, you are not just a number.