Mathematics & Physical Science
Northern's Mathematics and Physical Science Department offers the math background needed for most STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines.
We offer associate and bachelor's degrees and teach a complete spectrum of mathematics courses including: Developmental math; College algebra, statistics and trigonometry; Calculus I, II, III; Discrete mathematics, Real and Complex analysis, Ordinary and Partial differential equations, Elements of Mathematical Statistics and Probability Theory, Numerical analysis, Linear algebra, Physics, Astronomy, and Geology..
The Math Learning Center is an important student resource providing computers and free tutoring support. It is equipped with 21 computers, each with MATLAB, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Career Outlook for Mathematics Majors
According to Forbes, 2015, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics are among the 15 most valuable college majors, based on job projections from the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kiplinger, 2014, cited Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics as best college majors for lucrative careers. The U.S. Bureau of Statistics projected 23 percent job growth in math fields from 2012-22, with median pay (with master's degree) of $101,360.
Popular careers in mathematics include: Actuary, Computer programmer, Game designer, Mathematical biologist, Operations Research Analyst, Statistician, Research Scientist, Cryptography and Security and teaching in high school and college.
"Studying math at Northern was rewarding because of the individual attention I received and the freedom to explore topics that interested me the most."
—Tyler Fronk, BS in Mathematics