Students select a mathematics major because they enjoy studying logical systems and solving interesting problems. The Mathematics Department offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree with four different specialization options. Our graduates are successful in both mathematics and mathematically related graduate programs. They also go on to successful careers in medicine, law, secondary education, and technical disciplines.
Many people are familiar with mathematicians in academia, but mathematicians also work in many other fields, including:
- Astronomy and space exploration
- Climate study
- National security
- Animated films
- and in a wide range of businesses
Career information resources:
- Mathematical Sciences Career Information
- MAA Career Profiles
- American Statistical Association Career Guide
- Becoming an Actuary
- Careers in Finance
- Occupational Outlook Handbook, Mathematics Section
The Annual Scholarship for Proficiency in Financial Mathematics is designed to recognize and reward Walla Walla University students for pursuing and passing professional financial credentialing examinations, such as the Society of Actuaries examinations, prior to graduation.
Participating students will receive a $2,000 scholarship for each professional financial credentialing examination they complete prior to their undergraduate graduation from WWU. Download the scholarship form.