A degree in mathematics will provide a foundation for a lifetime of critical thinking and learning. Whether you are interested in mathematics for its own sake or applications of mathematics in a particular subject, the Millsaps College Department of Mathematics provides opportunities to develop quantitative reasoning, problem solving, and other skills. The department supports two majors: mathematics and applied mathematics. Many mathematics majors pursue graduate school while others find careers in industry or government. A major in applied mathematics will provide a thorough grounding in mathematical methods that underlie the physical, engineering, and biological sciences. Employers seek mathematics majors regardless of the particular work involved because of their ability to solve problems. Banks and investment firms, insurance companies, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and publishing firms are some of the employment opportunities available to math majors.