Everything from coal efficiency to biometrics identification systems to predicting lung disease are primarily being researched by WVU mathematicians and statisticians, and you could be a part of that research as well!

## How will I focus my studies?

The Department of Mathematics provides a curriculum with programs for:

- An undergraduate major and minor in mathematics.
- The pre-service elementary and secondary teacher.
- Students interested in the applications of mathematics to the fields of computer science, statistics, engineering, physical, natural and social science and business and economics.
- The non-science major, to explain the ideals and objectives of mathematics.

## Olivia Fidley, Chambersburg, Pa.

##### Major: Mathematics

“Mathematics is so much more than graphs and equations. Now that I am past the calculus classes, I am gaining a much deeper understanding of math in research and when paired with logic,” Olivia says. “There is a world of mathematics outside of calculus. You learn to look at math differently.” Participating in WVUteach has exposed Olivia to different mathematics careers. “Being a mathematics major has allowed me to become involved in WVUteach, a program designed for STEM majors to add secondary education teaching certificates. I attended the UTeach Conference in Austin this spring and met students from 20 other universities. WVUteach confirmed that being a math major is exactly what I need to achieve the career I want in the future.”