A recent "Jobs Rated Almanac" listed the top six jobs as (1) web site manager, (2) actuary, (3) computer systems analyst, (4) software engineer, (5) mathematician, and (6) computer programmer. Union University can prepare you for these careers and more. Job placement in such high-demand careers has been excellent for Union graduates. Our programs also prepare you for further study in graduate programs, engineering, or professional schools in business, law and medicine. READ MORE
A background in mathematics, computer science and statistics complements a solid Christ-centered liberal arts core to give Union graduates a lifetime career advantage. An education with an emphasis in the mathematical sciences teaches students to think critically, solve problems creatively, organize information, handle technical language and notation, and to speak and write effectively. Many businesses today place a priority on these analytical and communication skills.
Union’s mathematics programs provide you with many benefits including:
Actuarial science at Union is an interdisciplinary program of study in business, mathematics, and statistics designed to prepare students for the actuarial profession. The program is offered as a minor for a student majoring in either business or mathematics. The overall program of study includes courses in accounting, economics, finance, computer science, calculus, statistics, and linear algebra. In the senior year the students take a two-semester sequence in which they integrate all of this material, solving practical problems related to loans, bonds, insurance and annuities.
A degree in mathematics at Union provides a solid core of mathematics classes, while retaining the flexibility needed to allow you to choose classes to prepare for graduate school, teaching secondary mathematics, or to begin an actuarial career or other mathematics-related career. You may also seek a mathematics degree to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills for careers such as law, medicine, or optometry.
Please see the Academic Catalogue description for more detail. Some minors do not appear here.
Advisor: Dr. Matt Lunsford
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society. The Tennessee Gamma Chapter was chartered at Union University, May 24, 1965. Eligibility for membership is acquired by having completed at least three mathematics courses, including Calculus I, with a high grade point average. The chapter organizes programs pertaining to topics of interest in mathematics and in mathematical issues within the sciences.