About the Program
Why This Major Is Relevant
Numbers are fundamental to our understanding of the world. In an increasingly digital age, the use, analysis, and interpretation of numbers are critical to every aspect of our society, from banking and international trade to health care, government, politics, and foreign policy. In an environment where everything is quantified, there is an increasing need for professionals who can make sense of the numbers around us. APU mathematics majors are uniquely prepared to meet this need, using mathematics for solid decision making.
Gain In-depth Learning Experiences
APU mathematics students often secure internships conducting research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA) and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Students also participate in cutting-edge, original research projects with faculty who are active in this field. Internships and research ensure that mathematics majors graduate with contacts in their chosen field, solid evidence of their skills, and substantial experience on their résumés.