Mathematics concerns the study of numbers, equations, functions, and geometric shapes and their relationships.
Mathematics has many faces. It can be challenging, powerful, fascinating, even mysterious – but above all it is useful. Mathematics makes essential contributions to the biological, information and physical sciences, economics, engineering and finance, but can also be applied to communications, linguistics and genetics.
Wherever problems need to be solved, mathematics has a role to play. For this reason, Mathematics is an excellent major in its own right, or as a second major or supporting subject for many other disciplines.
Where can Mathematics take you?
Mathematics develops advanced problem-solving skills and opens up career opportunities in industry or government, teaching, computer development and programming, systems analysis, operations research and many other fields.
Meet our graduate
John Holt completed a degree in Physics and Mathematics and is now Director of Business and Intelligence at NZ Trade and Enterprise where he uses analytics to improve organisational decision-making. Learn more about John's story below.