Some students begin to study mathematics as a tool required for other work. Other students are drawn to mathematics for the precision and clarity of mathematical thought. Both types of students are well-served by our department's approach to the study of mathematics: here, you will discover that even the most theoretical parts of mathematics have concrete applications, and applied mathematics inspires theoretical research. Students of mathematics solve problems. Their skills are much in demand, and they follow many different career paths in industry, business, government, or education. The Department of Mathematics undergraduate program offers a major and a minor in Mathematics. Majors may choose from three concentrations. Mathematics is a major component of several graduate programs including Computational Operations Research, Computer Science, and Applied Science.