Mathematics major brochure

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LEAD WITH AN EDGE The St. Mary’s College of Maryland mathematics curriculum provides a solid knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and their applications. In the process of learning, students acquire important problemsolving and critical thinking skills that extend to their non-academic lives. Our small student-faculty ratio means that you get to work closely with supportive professors and engage in directed independent study and research. Furthermore, we have a variety of student math clubs and organizations throughout our close-knit community. Our graduates report that they are very well prepared for careers in government, business, or industry, for teaching careers, and for further study in math, applied math, statistics, and data science.



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MATHEMATICS AT SMCM WE GUARANTEE every student the opportunity to engage in authentic research, an internship, or international experience.

OUR ALUMNI IAN MILLER ’18 won first place for student presentations at the sectional conference of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). His talk, entitled “A Combinatorial Argument in a Packing Problem,” was based on work begun under the mentorship of Ivan

The mathematics major is commonly paired with economics, physics, computer science, history, English, and international languages.

Sterling, professor of mathematics and computer science. In it, Miller discussed a new approach to understanding a problem of classical geometry regarding packing regular tetrahedra (triangular pyramids) together around a single point. Miller is now a PhD


student-to-faculty ratio is one of the lowest in the nation

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candidate in pure mathematics at the University of Colorado.

“The math major forces you to think about things outside the box but also using everything you’ve learned in a relevant way.” MARINA GLENNON ’19, MATHEMATICS MAJOR NOW WORKING AT TEKSYSTEMS AS A BUSINESS OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE.

OUT THERE You’ll find mathematics graduates working at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, the U.S. Census Bureau, GEICO, AMEWAS, and as teachers. Others are pursuing graduate study at Cornell, Yale, University of Maryland, Clemson University, Colorado School of Mines, & University of Colorado. We have alumni all over the world.