Mathematics majors at UCI are trained to think critically and be quantitative problem-solvers. Whether you plan on continuing your education after obtaining your Bachelor's Degree (such as pursuing a Master's or a Doctorate) or plan to join the workforce and pursue a successful career, the Mathematics degree can help you with that. The Mathematics courses at UCI are of several kinds: courses preparatory to advanced work in mathematics, the exact sciences, and engineering; courses for students of the social and biological sciences; and courses for liberal arts students and those planning to enter the teaching field.
One of the concentrations/specializations in Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Finance, **Applied and Computational Mathematics, Mathematics for Education, and Mathematics for Education/Secondary Teaching Certification can each help you focus your elective courses, especially in your last two years. It is also a great way to make yourself more desirable post-graduation.
The department offers an Honors Program for qualified students. This program involves honors level research and/or graduate level courses and often a written thesis, and is usually completed during the final year of study.
Many students find that combining their degree with a minor is the way to go. Popular choices include a minor in Accounting, Information and Computer Sciences, Management, Educational Studies, Statistics, or Economics. Many students choose to pursue a double major with another field to best help them gain experience in their desired career.
While studying at UCI, research, student tutoring, Math Club, fieldwork, outreach, etc., are some of the things that our Mathematics students do outside of the classroom.
Areas of study within Mathematics include: Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, **Applied and Computational Mathematics, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, Geometry and Topology, Inverse Problems and Imaging, Logic and Foundations, Mathematical and Computational Biology, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Visualization, Mathematics of Complex Social Phenomena, and Probability.
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