The mathematics major offers a traditional program of study in mathematics that may be complemented with an optional teacher certification in secondary education. Mathematicians are in great demand for professional careers in government, business, education, and other industries that demand special expertise. Mathematics at Springfield College will prepare the student for any of the above—as well as for future graduate study— with a solid background in both pure and applied areas of mathematics.
There are traditional course offerings and studies such as Calculus I, II, and III, differential equations, mathematical analysis and discrete mathematics. In addition, there are also courses designed to expand students’ horizons with some "hands-on" applications in computer science and computer programming.
With the help of an academic advisor, the student will develop an appropriate and satisfying course of study, including the courses needed to achieve licensure as a teacher of mathematics at the secondary level.
Careers Held by Some Springfield College Mathematics Graduates:
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics: Keene State
- Director of Graduate Admissions: Springfield College
- President of Manufacturing: Nixon Company
- Control Center Supervisor: Commonwealth Electric Company
- Director of Investment Research: Mass Mutual
- Senior Budget Analyst: Dynamics Research Corporation
- Business Analyst: Fidelity Investments
- Account Executive: Thompson Financial Networks
- Instructional Aide Specialist: New Canaan Public Schools
- Statistician for U.S. Census Bureau
- Most of our majors find jobs before graduation!
Visit the links below to discover other possible career paths for a mathematics graduate:
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (Actuary)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (Mathematician)
- Occupational Outlook Handbooks (Teacher)
Teacher Licensure is available within this major, resulting in the opportunity to become state certified. Visit the office of Educator Preparation and Licensure for details.