The Mathematics & Physics Department strives to give students the proper balance of theoretical knowledge and concrete application required for careers or graduate study in a wide variety of fields.
While it is the nature of mathematics to examine concepts from a deductive and numerical approach, many of the discoveries within the discipline extend beyond the quantitative. The mathematics major at Queens includes both abstract learning to challenge the pure mathematician, as well as applied courses for those whose interests lie in the "real world." Students can also earn licensure to teach at the high school level through coordination with the Cato School of Education.
A degree in mathematics will teach you to think logically and solve complex problems.
With Your Mathematics Degree
Math opens the door to many different career paths. Our majors are well-prepared for graduate school, and have gone on to graduate study at schools including Emory University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Virginia Tech, and William and Mary. Many students go on to careers in actuarial science, accounting, banking or finance, while others pursue computer programming, law, medicine, academia and teaching.
Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences, in that it is at the root of scientific disciplines. The BA degree in physics at Queens University provides a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of physics. Through the physics program you will gain a versatile scientific education and enter the workforce with a balance of theoretical knowledge and technical expertise. This scientific dexterity will enable you to tackle real-world systems and solve problems across many disciplines.
With Your Physics Degree
A degree in physics offers you a variety of career opportunities. You may become a high school physics teacher, a physician, a research scientist or another valuable occupation. Some of the industries that physics majors may enter include engineering, aerospace, health services and legal services.