Students pursuing a BA in mathematics will develop an understanding of mathematical structures, logical analysis of mathematical applications, critical thinking and problem solving techniques. This degree is well suited for education-related careers and many industrial careers.
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The BS in actuarial science is an interdisciplinary program with courses in mathematics, finance, accounting, and economics. The goal of the program is to prepare students for a career in the actuarial science, financial engineering, and related fields. It will prepare students for the first two actuarial exams required by the Society of Actuaries as well as help prepare for higher level exams. William Paterson University is one of only three New Jersey institutions on the Society of Actuaries (SOA) list of Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP).
In this program, students will develop a deep understanding of real and complex mathematical structures, logical analysis of mathematical applications, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques, with an emphasis on mathematics used in physical sciences. This degree is well suited for engineering careers and for students seeking to pursue graduate school.
The minor in mathematics is designed for students with strength and interest in mathematics but in pursuit of a degree in another field. The intent of the minor is to give students an exposure to the basic disciplines of mathematics and an opportunity for further study in advanced topics in mathematics.
The minor in physics is for those students who have an interest in physics, but wish to pursue a degree in another field. If the other field were in one of the other sciences, then only two or three additional courses would be necessary for completion of the minor. The intent of the minor is to give students an exposure to the basic disciplines of physics and an opportunity for further study in advanced topics in physics.
A minor in statistics develops proficiency in statistical techniques. The minor is suitable for science, computer science, or business majors who wish to enhance their quantitative skills and analytical thinking for their major. It also improves their graduate school and career prospects.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Data Scientists is projected to grow by 36% from 2021 to 2031, placing this career in the top 10 nationally for growth. While most Data Scientists start out studying mathematics or computer science, there is high demand for employees in the field from a wide range of disciplines, as long as they have acquired the essential math skills in addition to their major. This certificate is designed to provide the essential math skills as well as Python programming skills needed for someone to pursue a career as a data scientist.
Students pursuing this certificate should have strong mathematics skills and may need to take some additional lower level courses if not yet ready for Calculus III. Current matriculated WP students as well as non-degree students seeking to prepare themselves for a career in Data Analytics may enroll in this certificate.
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The mathematics graduate program at WPUNJ offers courses of study leading to a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. It is designed to properly prepare students with a strong background and interest in mathematics for careers in fields such as scientific research and development, data analytics, operations research, and financial analysis.
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