# Why Study Mathematics at Butler?

- One of the few collegiate departments in the U.S. to adhere to the CUPM (Committee for Undergraduate Program in Mathematics) guidelines
- Active student clubs in mathematics and mathematics education
- Butler Math Lab hires mathematics and mathematics education majors to tutor students enrolled in lower-level and core mathematics classes

## Faculty:

- Teach all courses, including introductory, without graduate assistants, resulting in personal attention and interaction with students
- Wide range of specialties in the field of mathematics
- Student/professor research sponsored by Butler Summer Institute (BSI)

## Butler University offers degrees in:

- Theoretical mathematics
- Mathematics education
- Mathematics and engineering (dual degrees) with Purdue University-Indianapolis

## Degrees:

- B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics
- Minor in Mathematics

## Mathematics Program Student Learning Outcomes

- Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical arguments, and assess their validity.
- Identify the fundamental concepts in the main areas of mathematics, including set theory, logic, calculus, discrete mathematics, linear and modern algebra, and real analysis.
- Construct mathematical proofs using standard techniques such as induction, contradiction and contraposition.
- Solve mathematical problems and perform calculations by applying abstraction and mathematical models as appropriate.
- Communicate mathematical ideas and concepts to various audiences, including being able to use mathematical word processing systems to write mathematics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of various interconnections among the branches of mathematics, the breadth and depth of mathematics, and the beauty in mathematics.

## Question: What Can I Do with a Math
Major?

Answer: You might be
surprised!

Teaching is not the only job for mathematics majors! This is what a few recent Butler University graduates are doing with their math majors!

- Registrar at a college (Illinois) - '01 graduate in actuarial science and computer science
- Graduate school (Colorado State University) - '05 graduate in mathematics
- High school math teacher and coach (Indianapolis) - '07 graduate in mathematics
- Actuary at Great Western Life (Denver) - '00 graduate in actuarial science and mathematics
- Meteorologist with the U.S. Air Force (Arizona) - '98 graduate in mathematics
- Lawyer at Mueller Smith & Okuley(Columbus, OH) - '07 graduate in mathematics and engineering
- College mathematics professor (Stockholm University and Duke University) - '04 graduate in mathematics
- Physician (Indianapolis) - '93 graduate in actuarial science
- Actuary at Standard Life Insurance (Indianapolis) - '07 graduate in mathematics

Check out one more link listing careers for mathematics majors!

If you have a question about the Mathematics and Actuarial Science program at Butler University, contact:

Dr. William W. Johnston, Chair

Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

Phone: 317-940-8498

E-mail: bwjohnst@butler.edu

Revised May 2011