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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In and Beyond the Classroom

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Advising and Mentoriship

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. 

High-Impact Internships

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

Hands-On research

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
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Elen Khachatryan’s research investigated two of the most important functions of real and complex analysis: the gamma and zeta functions.
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global education

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
  • 4
    award-winning mathematics research and teaching faculty at RMC
  • 33%
    the faster than average rate mathematics-related jobs grow year-to-year
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Courses You Won’t Want to Miss

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APMA 407

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. 

MATH 350

Game Theory

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.

MATH 215

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. 

Opportunities Worth Grabbing

Popular activities and programs among mathematics majors
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U.S. national mathematics honor society


From Here To What you can do with a Mathematics degree from RMC

Julia Knapp '18

Julia Knapp ’18

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University

“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
Wells Fargo

Jacob hickman ’18

Project Manager
NASA Wallops Flight Facility

Andrew Sloan ’12

Assistant Vice President & Actuary
GenWorth Insurance

Laurah Duff ’21

Geometry Teacher
Liberty Middle School

Dave Meleski ’81

President and CEO
Richline Group

Buzz Anthony ’22

Professional Basketball Player

Dana Peles Edmunds ’06

Associate Principal Scientist

Tracy Moriconi Watson ’13

Lead Financial Analyst
Scotts Miracle Gro


Data Scientist

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Valedictorian Megan Gunn ’23 Awarded Murray Medal

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Mathematics Professor Honored For Journal Writing

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