Do you know what our graduates say was the most important thing they learned in their math courses? How to communicate their ideas. The experience they got writing lab reports and working in small group situations set them apart from their competition and gave them an advantage in finding jobs after graduation. At Marietta, we'll teach you the practical and the analytical aspects of mathematics, but we also stress the personal and the communicative aspects that surround math to prepare you for a career.
As a math major at Marietta, you'll have access to the best technological resources. You'll learn to use graphing calculators and advanced mathematical software that does the number crunching and algebraic manipulations, leaving you more time to understand the ideas and the theory behind the numbers.
All mathematics majors work one-on-one with a faculty member on a senior capstone project. Some projects are expository in nature, while others deal involve partial solutions to open problems. Students write up their findings in a formal paper and present their results to the faculty and other students. Students whose projects are exceptionally good are encouraged to present their results at regional and national mathematics conferences and/or submit their papers for publication.