A student interested in working as a mathematician in industry should major in mathematics, or industrial mathematics and statistics at Eastern New Mexico University. A mathematics major’s time frame, and an industrial mathematics and statistics major’s time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but both can be attained in four years.

Special Services and Opportunities

The mathematics faculty are committed to helping students develop a degree plan that will provide students with the proper background for their educational and career goals. This includes helping students pick the appropriate minor or second major, providing suggestions for relevant opportunities such as undergraduate research experiences, internships, and part-time jobs as a tutor or a supplemental instructor.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

Department of Mathematical Science faculty sponsor both a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation student group.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping students finance their education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered University-wide, the Department of Mathematical Sciences offers 12 scholarships/awards, 8 of which are scholarships for mathematics majors. Additionally, many Eastern New Mexico University students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

Career Opportunities

Mathematics majors can look forward to careers working for a government lab, a government research office or agency, a federally funded contractor, an engineering research organization, a computer information and software firm, an energy systems firm, a consulting firm, an aerospace and transportation equipment manufacturer, a financial service and investment management firm, a transportation service provider, a communications services provider, a producer of petroleum and petroleum products, an academic institution, a research institute, or a consumer products company.

In addition to advisors and departments, Career Services offers job placement assistance to all students.

High School Courses

Students interested in becoming an industrial mathematician should include the following courses in their high school curriculum: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry and/or Pre-Calculus.

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics degree, including the courses you will take when you're a mathematics major at Eastern.


Regina Aragon

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Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair

Office Location: Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA), Room 211C

Phone: 575.562.2328


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