At Norwich University, we believe mathematics is the universal tool. A tool that can be applied to the hard sciences and many fields beyond. Computer scientists write algorithms every day that have a firm foundation in mathematics. Psychology and criminal justice specialists regularly use statistical methods.
Mathematics has a mesmerizing dual nature. It is a source of problems and beautiful results in its own right. Can we calculate the rate at which fluid is entering or leaving a region of the brain? How can imaginary numbers help us compute real quantities? Can we trust the conclusions of a poll in a newspaper?
Flexibility and experiential learning
Norwich offers enough free electives for math students to earn a minor or a double major in another field of interest. Our students pursue secondary areas of study in a variety of areas, including engineering, biology, economics, computer science, information assurance, and teacher education and licensure
Experience across disciplines
The department has developed a community of scholars with specialties in both pure and applied mathematics. Areas of expertise include wavelets, oceanography, ocean surveillance, graph theory, real analysis, Fourier analysis, actuarial science, statistical methods, extensions of trigonometry, abstract algebra and secondary education. Professors with graduate degrees in mathematics are responsible for teaching all courses.
Any student can benefit from a minor in mathematics. It is a discipline that crosses every discipline and career. Understanding mathematical concepts will serve you well, whether you are seeking a career in biology, engineering, management or numerous other fields.
As a math minor, you are invited to design you own program to blend courses with your academic majors, with the advice of the department. To minor in mathematics, students must complete six courses above basic math with at least three at the 300 and 400 level, all with a grade of “C” or better.