Math students at Western can explore many different areas of pure and applied mathematics, such as analysis, abstract algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics. With our small class sizes, students benefit from a high level of interaction with the faculty. Classes in the Department of Mathematics emphasize analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to prepare students for a wide range of career paths. Our recent graduates have gone on to jobs at Microsoft, Google, Premera Blue Cross, Liberty Mutual, Milliman, Raytheon and SAIC, among other companies. We have many graduates who are now teachers, and a number of our students have also gone on to Ph.D. programs throughout the country.
Your gift to the Department of Mathematics helps to fund student participation in research projects and mathematical contests and conferences. Most importantly, it funds scholarships to help increase the numbers of women and under-represented students and to attract and retain the best students.