Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at University of the Pacific. Our department shares the university's mission of providing a superior, student-centered education. Of the many activities we pursue, from scholarship and research to community outreach, we never lose sight of the fact that teaching undergraduate mathematics is the most important thing we do.
Education in mathematics assists students in developing, to their fullest potential, their mathematical reasoning, communication and problem solving skills. Students who choose to major in mathematics are provided opportunities to develop strong problem solving skills that use quantitative methods and appropriate technology. They understand the strengths, limitations and wide applicability of mathematical modeling in a variety of disciplines. Students develop an appreciation for the discipline and esthetics of mathematics, effectiveness in problem solving, and an appropriate understanding of theory.
A career in Actuarial Science is one of the best options that a student with talents and interests in mathematics, statistics, economics and finance can pursue. It was recently ranked the #1 Best Job of 2015 by CareerCast.com. Pacific is now one of only five schools in California to offer an undergraduate program in actuary science. Learn more>>
Our Mathematics program
The department offers opportunities for students to refine their knowledge and use of mathematics content, communication and teamwork, mathematical reasoning and problem solving, and technology. Courses are intended to give students a competitive edge when they enter the job market. Mathematics students are able to meet and work closely with respected professionals who excel in every specialized aspect of the discipline.
Graduates who major in mathematics are prepared for the many careers in which mathematics plays an important role, for further study in mathematics at the graduate level, or for careers in teaching mathematics. They graduate with a passion for mathematics and learning, and are able to apply the problem solving skills learned in the classroom to the world around them.