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Mathematics Major

Do you want to help create the future using mathematics? Future computational models, processes and solutions will be finding answers to questions in medicine, environmental science, biology and forensics. Alverno’s approach to learning as a Math major focuses on making the connections between theory and applications. Throughout your study of math, themes such as logic, techniques of proof and problem solving are integrated.

In class you may be asked to assume you are working in a lab for a global pet food manufacturer to help make many decisions. They need to know what the right mix proportions are for nutrition, for dogs of different sizes and needs, and to control costs. They want to know the right numbers and here is where you make your recommendations. Next, they might want to know what the most efficient and best value is for shipping the product to many different countries. You learn how to present your recommendations by preparing and giving reports in class.