Friday, February 14, 2014
Xavier has had a major in Mathematics since 1916, and we have recently introduced a major in Actuarial Science and a major in Mathematics with concentration in Economics. In addition, we offer minors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. While our programs continue to evolve, our primary goal remains unchanged. We want to provide an educational environment in which students can develop their abilities to undertake intellectually demanding tasks in mathematics. All of our programs support Xavier's mission by emphasizing critical thinking, logical reasoning, and the precise expression of ideas in spoken and written communication.
With introductory classes of sizes in the 20s and smaller upper level classes, individual attention and faculty support are readily available. Each student in our department receives individual academic advising from members of the department. The faculty believe that the best teaching can be done only when there is close faculty-student interaction for discussion, thinking, and exploring.
The mathematics major is a broad-based program which prepares students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in an increasingly technical society. Through careful advising and personal attention, the program is tailored to meet the needs of students who wish to enter a career in business or industry, teach at the secondary or post-secondary level, or pursue graduate studies in a variety of disciplines.
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