At Earlham, our students develop mathematical fundamentals and problem-solving skills that they can apply in a variety of disciplines or in further study of mathematics.
It’s easy for our mathematics students to design and participate in projects that explore connections between math and other interests as a class project, independent study or as a double major.
Earlham mathematics majors have gone on to become high school teachers, business managers, computer programmers, systems analysts, environmental statisticians, actuaries or mathematics professors.
Through our 3+1 Education Program, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and teaching license—all in just nine semesters.
You’ll leave Earlham with two degrees, licensed to teach grades 5-12 in Indiana. (And it’s easy to transfer your license to other states—many of our graduates do!)
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, you must complete the following courses, in addition to general education requirements.
Students considering a major in mathematics are encouraged to enroll in Calculus A or Discrete Math during the Fall Semester of their first year and to discuss their plans with one of the Math faculty if they’ve taken calculus in high school.
Students majoring in mathematics are required to complete:
100% of mathematics graduates from 2017-2019 were working or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
91% of work seekers who majored in the natural sciences between 2018-2022 were employed, pursuing graduate school or volunteering within six months of graduation.
Top job industries for mathematics majors include web and software engineering, and data and analytics.
Mathematics graduates have been admitted to graduate school programs in mathematics, statistics and particle physics, among other areas.
What kind of research experience and internships are available?
Recent mathematics majors have interned at the Centers for Disease Control, the National Laboratories, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, NASA and the NSA.
Can I do off-campus study?
Yes! We encourage our majors to consider off-campus study during their time at Earlham. Learn more about your options through the Center for Global and Career Education.