Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

For Students

Why Major in Mathematics

Mathematics is an essential field of study for many people, including actuaries, economists, scientists, elementary school mathematics specialists, secondary school mathematics teachers, statistical analysts and even cryptologists.  Apart from direct career objectives, mathematics has long been recognized as an exciting intellectual field, constantly offering challenges and opportunities.  The mathematics major at Towson University is innovative and flexible, providing students with a solid theoretical background as well as concepts and skills in mathematical problem solving.  In addition to the traditional core courses in algebra, geometry and analysis, the Department of Mathematics offers courses in related areas of study, such as probability, statistics, modeling, discrete structures, graph theory, operations research and mathematics education.  Class sizes are small, and students enjoy individual attention from faculty members committed to superior teaching.

Varied career opportunities are available for mathematicians in education, industry and government. The mathematics major at Towson University prepares students for work in theoretical mathematics, operations research, secondary education, probability and statistics. Excellent opportunities are available in private industry or in the public sector for students with good mathematics backgrounds. Alumni work in actuarial science, teaching, mathematical economics, statistics, health science, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, systems analysis and other areas. For more information see our web pages

Department of Mathematics
7800 York Road, Room 316 (campus map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
Fax: 410-704-4149




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