Once you’ve declared your major, it’s important that you establish regular contact with your advisor, your professors, and with the department office staff. They can be tremendous resources for you and help you maximize your college experience.
For example, there might be scholarships, internships or new sources of financial aid, for which you qualify. To find out what’s available – and the eligibility requirements – contact the department office.
Part-time jobs, internships, service learning and volunteering will play an integral part in your preparation for the future. The faculty and staff in your major area will provide you with wonderful networking opportunities.
- A good place to find anything on the web about math is the Virtual Math Library at Florida State University.
- Looking for help with calculus? Try the sample problems (with solutions) at the University of Oklahoma Calculus I Archive. You can also find lots of other web pages to help with your math classes at StudyWeb's Math page.
- The Temple University Math Department's COW (Calculus on the Web) is a webpage that gives you sample questions in calculus (all levels Calc 1 through Calc 3), Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra. You can take an automated quiz and see how your answers rate. Highly recommended!
- Need some help in your math class? Right here on campus, the staff at the Math Lab can help. They offer qualified assistance in any math course, including College Algebra , Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Math 103, and Business Calculus. Additional assistance offered in Studying math, Understanding homework, and PPST preparation.
Resources for Math Majors
What can you do with a degree in math? This is a common question, and the answer is``A Lot'', but we know that students need more information than that to select a major and plan for a career. So, the American Mathematical Society has begun an "Early Career Profile" project. Take a look at their list of jobs held by recent recipients of undergraduate math degrees, including students from the College of Charleston!
- Visit the American Mathematical Society's Internship and Coop Opportunities List and The American Statistical Association's Internship Page for information about internships available to math majors from those organizations.
- Math majors should consider getting some research experience. In addition to doing work with a professor in the math department here at C of C, you can participate in an organized Research Experience For Undergraduates at another institution.
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- Information on jobs and graduate school for students with a degree in mathematics from the MAA.
- Information about Careers in Mathematics
- A list of some non-academic mathematicians and the types of math they use in their jobs.
- Career Planning Resources from the AMS.
- Resources for undergraduates in mathematics.
- Employment Services of the AMS for Ph.D. mathematicians
- Mathematics that Counts is a continuing series of articles in SIAM News based on results in applied and computational mathematics research that have led, for example, to increased productivity, improvements in product design, and solutions to problems related to health and the environment.
- Information about Careers in Statistics: