Develop powerful problem-solving skills with a major or minor in mathematics. Immerse yourself in answering interesting questions and determining solutions to complex problems. From calculus to data analysis, critical-thinking and decision-making, mathematics equips you with an important range of transferable skills for use in lucrative future careers in mathematics, science, engineering, business, law and medicine.
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RMC mathematics faculty are award-winning leaders in the field. Experienced faculty members – never teaching assistants! – mentor you as part of individualized independent study courses, where you work one-on-one with a professor as your guide every step of the way.
The Mathematics Department boasts a computer classroom featuring Apple Mac computers, equipped with useful software packages including Mathematica, MATLAB, GAP, R, Lyx, and LaTeX. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Mac Lab as well as a dedicated student common room.
Mathematics, of course, is part of a wide range of careers, and applying it often starts when a student begins exploring the working world. Math majors have gained valuable real-world experience with internships at organizations including:
- National Security Agency
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Richline Group
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
- Dodson Property Management
Studying mathematics at RMC is hands-on, and often, interdisciplinary. Recent projects include:
- Gamma and zeta
- The mathematics underlying rotational kinematics
- China’s population and one-child policy
- Analysis of host-guest chemistry using nonlinear regression in Mathematica
Immerse yourself in applied mathematics through time and culture with our innovative travel course, Traditional Japanese Mathematics. This one-of-a-kind, immersive experience takes place in Japan and focuses on the geometry of the country’s 18th century cultural blossoming and during its self-imposed isolation from the scientific revolution in Europe.
26%mathematics-related majors earn 26% more than other majors
4award-winning mathematics research and teaching faculty at RMC
33%the faster than average rate mathematics-related jobs grow year-to-year
Methods and Models in Applied Mathematics
In this hands-on, interdisciplinary course, you’ll learn about the application of mathematics to specific real-world problem areas and conduct investigations of your own.
Learn the theories and mathematical mechanisms of lotteries, utility functions, bargaining, cooperative and non-cooperative games, mixed strategies, zero-sum games, and Nash equilibria.
experimental and statistical design.
Mathematics Resources, Opportunities, and Careers Seminar
This weekly seminar for sophomores and juniors helps you plan your academic experience so you may successfully pursue the career of your choice with a major or minor in mathematics.
PI MU EPSILON
U.S. national mathematics honor society
MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA STUDENT CHAPTER
Julia Knapp ’18
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry
“My time at RMC taught me that effective communication is essential in completing high-value, interdisciplinary research. My mathematics and chemistry professors both emphasized the importance of presenting my work clearly, whether it was in front of a class of peers or at a national conference. Their knowledge about fine-tuning the presentation of information made me a more confident public speaker, and that confidence, especially starting graduate school, was a key component to my success.”
Leroy r. Thacker II, PH.D ’80
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Evan Dungan ’08
Vice President & Lead Credit Risk Officer
Jacob hickman ’18
NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Andrew Sloan ’12
Assistant Vice President & Actuary
Laurah Duff ’21
Liberty Middle School
Dave Meleski ’81
President and CEO
Buzz Anthony ’22
Professional Basketball Player
Dana Peles Edmunds ’06
Associate Principal Scientist
Tracy Moriconi Watson ’13
Lead Financial Analyst
Scotts Miracle Gro
QUINN RAMSEY ’06
Valedictorian Megan Gunn ’23 Awarded Murray Medal
Valedictorian Megan Gunn ’23, a math and engineering double-major with minors in computer science and physics, was recently honored as…
RMC Students Present Research at 2022 Physics Congress
As the Society of Physics Students (SPS) celebrated its 100th anniversary at the 2022 Physics Congress, five students from Randolph-Macon’s…
Mathematics Professor Honored For Journal Writing
Randolph-Macon mathematics professor Adrian Rice has been presented with the George Pólya Award by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at…