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Integrated Major in Mathematics and English

Degree: BS

Campus: Columbus

College: Arts and Sciences

In combination, English and mathematics course work equips students with a broadly applicable skillset. Mathematics courses train students in critical thinking and analysis, while the English program’s strong emphasis on reading and writing prepares students to empathize, to process information, and to communicate. 

Upon admission to the university, students can select the integrated major in mathematics and English within the College of Arts and Sciences. Interested students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an undergraduate advisor as early as possible to discuss course requirements and post-graduation career plans.

Students pursuing the integrated major in mathematics and English will learn concepts, develop understanding of theories, and acquire techniques and skills in a variety of courses in math and English. In their senior year, IMME students will take a capstone course that provides an opportunity to integrate and apply the full range of knowledge and skills they have acquired through their previous coursework to real-world practice.

Skills in analysis and communication are extremely important in many areas, and graduates of this program will be equipped to succeed in a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, marketing and consulting. They will also be prepared for work in non-profit organizations and other fields that require both some mathematical awareness and strong communication skills. These skills will also help distinguish workers seeking promotion to management or supervisory positions.

Graduates of this program will also be prepared for graduate school and professional programs in law, medicine, business and education.

Upon graduation, students in the integrated major in mathematics and English will: 

  1. possess mathematical problem-solving skills in chosen track within the major.
  2. be able to communicate mathematical understanding effectively.
  3. be able to analyze texts of various kinds — e.g., film, literary, oral, digital.
  4. understand the role of diversity in literature and culture. 
  5. demonstrate high levels of proficiency in oral and written communication through persuasive writing and the elegant use of argumentation, rhetoric and style in more than one context.