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Master's in Computer Science
Graduates of NMU’s master’s degree in computer science will be well prepared to pursue a job in business or industry, as a postsecondary computer science instructor or as a PhD in a research institute. Students will gain a solid command of advanced concepts and skills in design and analysis of algorithms, considered by most as the backbone of computer science. More Information
Master's in Mathematics
Mathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, financial, and business problems. Mathematical skills are in greater and greater demand in today’s workforce. The government, private industry, health & environmental fields, all areas of engineering, and the academic world all require sophisticated mathematical skills to help solve various problems.
If you decide to pursue Mathematics, you will gain an educational background that many employers seek in job applicants. Your research skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving ability, and general mathematical analysis skills will be sharpened through your mathematics courses, and also through various courses.
Starting salaries are contingent upon geographic location and the individual applicant’s work experience and initiative, and usually range from $50,000 to $84,000. Employment of mathematicians is expected to increase 7% to 13% over the next ten years.
You should begin the resume-building process as soon as you can. The Academic & Career Advisement Center can assist you with career planning, while Career Services will help you fine tune your resume and look for jobs related to your field. In the meantime, the more hands-on experience you have, the better you prepare for employment. Becoming involved in a professional related internship is a way to develop your professional skills and gain experience. Your academic course work is important as well, so be sure to maintain a high grade point average.
NMU’s Mathematics Program prepares students for employment in the following careers:
- Data Scientist
- Risk Analyst
- Systems Analyst
- Operations Research
- Pricing Actuary
- Reserving Actuary
- Actuarial Partner
- Teaching college Mathematics
- PhD programs in Mathematics
Skills and Competencies
Mathematical skills are in greater and greater demand in today’s workforce. The government, private industry, health and environmental fields, and the academic world all require sophisticated mathematical skills to help solve various problems. If you decide to pursue Mathematics as a major, you are gaining an educational background that many employers seek in job applications. Moreover, your research skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving ability, and general analysis skills will be sharpened through your mathematics and computer science courses.
|NA 511 Advanced Linear Algebra||4|
|MA 513 Analysis: Real and Complex||4|
|MA 516 Topology||4|
|MA 521 Topics in Algebra||4|
|MA 541 Topics in Geometry||4|
|MA 563 Topics in Analysis||4|
|MA 565 Topics in Foundations||4|
|MA 570 Mathematical Finance||4|
|MA 571 Probability||4|
|MA 595 Special Topics in Mathematics||1-4|
|Option 1 (Thesis)|
|MA 589 Research in Mathematics||1-4|
|MA 599 Thesis in Mathematics||1-4|
|Option 2 (Project)|
|Ma 589 Research in Mathematics||1-4|
|MA 594 Project in Mathematics||1-4|
|MA 580 Study in Actuarial Mathematics||1-4|
|MA 594 Project in Mathematics||1-4|
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