Do you excel in problem solving, crack complex equations, and grasp abstract quantitative concepts? The Mathematics major at the University of Central Arkansas will provide you with a balanced curriculum in pure or applied mathematics, designed to hone your analytical abilities and develop your skills in communicating mathematical concepts to the outside world, including courses in calculus, numerical methods, statistics, mathematical computation, and biological and mathematical modeling. A degree in mathematics will prepare you to enter graduate, professional, law, or medical programs, or pursue a variety of careers, as mathematicians are in-demand in industry and business, often joining interdisciplinary teams to deal with complex problems requiring analytical and scientific solutions.
As a Mathematics major at UCA, you’ll have access to all of the distinct advantages that make the UCA experience special. Just a few of the benefits of our program include:
- Expert Faculty who are leaders in their field with award-winning pedagogy and research credentials. Our instructors are focused on education and deeply committed to the success of their students in the classroom and in the future. They have cultivated an experience-rich classroom environment, featuring cutting-edge technology and mathematical software, and provide their students with individual attention and mentoring, as well as diverse connections amongst leading mathematicians. Our professors are even developing a senior capstone course, designed to mimic real-world professionalism, in which students conduct their own research, interpret their findings, and present their discoveries to classmates and faculty.
- The Math Seminar Series is a weekly departmental event, that brings speakers to campus to discuss various topics, such as cryptology, effective local waste management, early detection of epidemics, functional magnetic resonance imaging, string vibrations and percussion effects on stringed instruments, applied Bayesian statistics, queuing models, and anisotropic diffusion.
- Professional Development through involvement in our Mathematics Club, which encourages interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in the field, with a variety of activities and events throughout the year. Our students also have access to numerous undergraduate research experiences, as individuals and teams, or as collaborators on faculty projects and publications, and can even present their findings at regional and national conferences, attend workshops, and interact with leading mathematicians.
To learn more about the exciting opportunities for personal and professional development available to you through the Mathematics major at the University of Central Arkansas, visit http://uca.edu/math/.