Ripon College offers a major and minor in mathematics. The program serves two kinds of students: those abstract thinkers who are drawn to mathematics’ structural beauty, and those who desire to use mathematics to solve real-world problems. Regularly scheduled courses, both theoretical and applied, are supplements with independent study options tailored to student’s individual interests. Graduates successfully pursue careers in fields such as industry, insurance (as actuaries), government and finance. Many graduates may attend professional schools in law, medicine, or business. Others may go directly into teaching; and still others may go on to graduate programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, engineering, economics, and computer science.