Mathematics at Harper College

12+3-4+5+67+8+9=100. There is at least one other representation like this with the numbers 1 through 9 in the right order and math operations in between. Can you calculate it?

The more you learn, the more you earn.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of mathematicians and actuaries ranged from $87,650 to $99,380 in May 2010.
  • Employment of mathematicians and actuaries is expected to increase by 16-27 percent from 2010 to 2020.

Your Future in Numbers

Mathematicians use high-level mathematics and technology to develop new mathematical principles and understand relationships between existing principles.

Applied mathematicians solve real-world problems like analyzing the effectiveness of new drugs or the aerodynamic characteristics of new automobiles.

Theoretical mathematicians identify unexplained issues and seek to resolve them; their work contributes to many scientific and engineering achievements.

Some mathematicians become math teachers, while others become actuaries.

Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk.

Choose the Program That Meets Your Goal

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Available majors for bachelor's degree completion at four-year colleges or universities may include:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Financial Management
  • Investments
  • Financial Economics
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Applied Mathematics