Our graduates go on to teach in public and private school systems. They find employment as actuaries, in the financial sector, with private companies and with government agencies. Many will go to graduate school and earn advanced degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Information Technology, Engineering, Business, and other fields.
- Encourage guided discovery approaches to problem-solving
- Interactive study room offers organic collaboration and support from faculty, and snacks!
- Students explore in groups at the blackboard or with mathematical manipulatives
- You'll develop important communication, interpersonal, and team skills
and collaborative learning
in areas like actuarial science and secondary or elementary education
student faculty ratio
Requirements for Mathematics Majors
Requirements - 54 Credits
- MATH 0100 - First-Year Seminar
- MATH 0105 - Calculus I
- MATH 0106 - Calculus II
- MATH 0201 - Calculus III
- MATH 0216 - Studies in the Literature of Mathematics
- MATH 0218 - Linear Algebra
- MATH 0300 - Discrete Mathematics with Proofs
- MATH 0310 - Career Preparation
- Seven (7) additional 0300‑level mathematics courses. Internship (MATH 0398) and MATH 0310 credits cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.Nine (9) additional credits. Students may count a combination of:Up to 9 of the 12 practicum credits, or Up to 9 Internship credits (MATH 0398), or Any 300-level Math classes excluding MATH 0300 and MATH 0310, or Appropriate 300-level classes in other departments may be used to satisfy these requirements with permission of advisor and chair. A minimum of six (6) 300-level mathematics courses, excluding MATH 0300 and MATH 0310, must be taken in the Mathematics Department at Westfield State University.
Additional Graduation Requirements
All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core.
- Students have the ability to explore and understand advanced mathematical knowledge.
- Students effectively communicate mathematical ideas.
- Students use the language of mathematical proof correctly and appropriately.
- Students understand the interconnectedness of mathematics.
- Students understand applications and real-world uses of mathematics.