We’ve designed the Mathematics major to teach you the problem-solving and analytical and communication skills you’ll need to deal with the complex operational, management, engineering and mathematical problems you’ll encounter as an officer in the Air Force of today and tomorrow.
You’ll take courses in applied mathematics, analysis, statistics and operations research to provide a breadth of education beyond the classical areas of mathematical study. In each of these areas, you’ll increase your ability to:
a) logically analyze a problem;
b) determine the tools required to formulate a solution;
c) develop and execute that solution; and
d) effectively communicate the process and conclusions of that solution.
The key to the major in mathematics is flexibility. Specifically, it allows you the flexibility to choose the areas you’ll study. You have the opportunity to choose one of three specialty options allowing you to study the area of mathematics that interests you most. Should you declare a second major, you can substitute courses from your second discipline for your open options.
The program also provides enormous flexibility in the opportunities that will be available to you as an Air Force officer. An officer with a background in mathematics has many different areas from which to choose such as space systems analyst, scientific analyst, experimental test pilot, acquisitions project/program officer, information systems analyst and intelligence applications officer.
This list is certainly not exhaustive since it doesn’t include any of the Air Force specialties with no specific degree requirements. You’ll also have a firm foundation for graduate work in operations research, physics, most engineering disciplines, business administration, economics, computer science law, medicine, meteorology and, of course, mathematics.
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