Math students enjoy a great deal of personal attention. Most math classes for math majors are 40 students or less, and many upper-level classes have fewer than 25 students. In addition, the math curriculum is flexible enough that students can take classes in other interest areas or pursue double major or a minor without too much difficulty. Math specializations include:
- Applied mathematics
- Business mathematics
- Mathematics teaching
- Mathematics with computer sciences option
- Mathematics with statistics option
- Operations research
Important note: When applying for any specialization within Mathematics, select "Mathematics" as your major. You will have the opportunity to specialize as you progress through the curriculum.
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Careers in Mathematics
Many math graduates choose to continue their education in professional schools such as law, business, or medical schools. Others choose to teach. Others pursue graduate school in mathematics, engineering, computational finance, and other areas. Job options include positions such as database managers, programming, actuarial work, software engineering, military work, insurance, banking, and finance.
Transfer to Mathematics
Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.
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