The mathematics field is traditionally very competitive, but at Olivet, we’re here to help you. Students and faculty work together — and like each other, too! We will work together to prepare you well for the rigors of graduate school. You will also gain the skills and knowledge you need to enter any number of the math-related careers that are currently in high demand. Olivet students benefit from:
Putting knowledge to work Senior Seminar, team taught by two professors, helps prepare students for grad school. Student projects have included:
Additionally, two research options are offered by Olivet for mathematics and science students:
Accept the challenge and take the Putnam Exam. Designed to discriminate at the highest level and to identify the best math students in country, this eight-hour exam would challenge even professional mathematicians. Just to score points is an accomplishment. For the first time in 2010, two of our students took it and scored points. Additional Opportunities Math Club is open to all students, but designed particularly for math and math education majors. Past activities have included:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15 of the 20 fastest-growing careers in the next decade will require math and science proficiency. Alumni careers include: Actuary, professor, researcher, high school math teacher, middle school math teacher Companies and organizations that have employed our alumni: U.S. Air Force, Conseco, NASA, State Farm Insurance, Microsoft; high schools and/or middle schools in Tennessee, Florida, Indiana and Africa Accreditation
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for Math Education major Approved for all three sections — Economics, Corporate Finance, Applied Statistics — by Validation by Educational Experiences (VEE) for Actuarial Science exams Areas of study:
Mathematics, B.A. and B.S. Actuarial Science, B.S. Mathematics Education, B.S.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15 of the 20 fastest-growing careers in the next decade will require math and science proficiency.