Mathematics is a rigorous and demanding study of the structures found in the real world: the nature of numbers, functions and their relationships. It is the foundation of all the hard sciences and underlies our best explanations of the universe. The love of getting correct answers, solving difficult problems and finding clarity in complicated situations is attractive to mathematics students.
Even if students see themselves ultimately becoming a physician, lawyer, or working in the business world, mathematics majors have significant advantages over others. In a study done by the National Institute of Education, mathematics compared scores of 550,000 students on both the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), over 18 years. Mathematics majors received higher scores by 12.8 percent and 13.3 percent respectively. The next highest improvement went to philosophy majors at 8.7 percent and 11 percent.
Join the greatest intellectual adventure possible: become a mathematician.
Why study at TMU?
Effective learning requires the right environment. For students who wish a unique, intimate setting where faculty are friendly, easily available and have a wide variety of interests, Thomas More is the place. Students are often found in the common room for the suite of math and physics offices within a few feet of their instructors, doing homework, solving problems on the board and asking questions.
At Thomas More students will learn with their friends in the department and they will not be buried away, alone, in a corner of a library or some obscure, unoccupied building of a giant institution. There is a student lounge in the adjoining room where students gather to discuss work, socialize and learn from each other. The math and physics tutoring center is where many students work and collaborate. Students who study mathematics love being a part of the Saints community.