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Longwood's Mathematics department incorporates the studies of quantitative relationships expressed in numbers and symbols, focusing on mathematical concepts, theories, practical application in relation to the world in which we live. Mathematics is divided into two specific areas: pure mathematics such as theoretical and abstract, and applied such as the more practical and visible problem solving. Mathematics has been around since man was able to count the number fingers on his hands. Without Mathematics, life would, in many ways, cease to exist. Mathematics provides explanations to the world's simplest to most complex problems. Longwood offers an extensive Mathematics program, preparing the next generation of mathematicians who will lead the way in math education, business, and even technology.

Archimedes- "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."

Career Fields associated with Mathematic Majors:

  • Accountant
  • Computer Programmer
  • Metallurgist
  • Actuary
  • Credit Manager
  • Meteorologist
  • Aerospace
  • Drafter
  • Nuclear Scientist
  • Airplane Pilot
  • Educator
  • Pharmacologist
  • Appraiser
  • Electrician
  • Physicist
  • Architect
  • Financial Planner
  • Radar Technician
  • Astronomer
  • Geologist
  • Statistician
  • Bank Officer
  • Hydrologist
  • Surveyor-AA Systems Analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Mathematician
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Cartographer
  • Market Research Analyst

Related Skills:

  • Ability to make sound judgments and decisions and to solve quantitative problems
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Proficiency in writing, speaking, and memorization
  • Proficiency for accurate details
  • Ability to understand both concrete and abstract mathematical concepts
  • Ability to conduct and clearly explain scientific research
  • Proficiency in use of scientific calculator

Personal attributes associated with Mathematic:

  • Independence
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Achievement
  • Security
  • Self-Discipline
  • Ability to frame inquiry and respond objectively
  • Tendency toward analytical and logical thinking
  • Capacity for reason and detail
  • Appreciation for challenges
  • Thoroughness
  • Imagination
  • Patience
  • Persistence

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For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.