DEPARTMENT
OF
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 
133
N River St
WilkesBarre PA 18711 (570)2085900 ext. 5299 

The mathematics
major walks in the footsteps of giants. Some of the
greatest minds in
history have been captivated by the beauty and challenge of
mathematics. Euler, Newton, Galois, Cauchy, Gauss, Laplace, Fermat,
Lagrange, and Euclid are but a few of the names encountered by scholars
in this field. Beyond the challenge and excitement of working in such a
magnificent discipline, another compelling reason exists for majoring
in mathematics. It may well be the most versatile of all majors when it
comes to preparing students for the job market. However, as noted by
the Board on Mathematical Sciences of the National Research Council,
"The rate in which young people enter the mathematical sciences remains
inadequate to renew the field." Thus, career opportunities remain
plentiful for college mathematics majors. 
