You’re a logical thinker. You like solving puzzles and asking questions. You’re detail-oriented, with a strong work ethic and the desire to contribute something to the world. If this sounds like you, then a major within the department of math and science could be your perfect fit.

At Coker, you’ll find a student-driven program that focuses on developing your analytical thinking abilities through discussion-based learning, then applying your skills and knowledge outside of the classroom. Student research is a cornerstone of Coker’s science and mathematics programs. At Coker, you’ll have opportunities to work with advanced instrumentation, design your own research projects, and perform cutting-edge research directly alongside your professors—as early as your freshman year. Other opportunities include internships at local companies, individual studies, and student groups like the Science and Math club. At Coker, you will develop the confidence and maturity that only come with real-world experience and practical application of knowledge.

In a volatile and quickly changing job market, the outlook for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors is more promising than ever. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in professional, scientific, and technical services is projected to grow by 29 percent, adding about 2.1 million new jobs between 2010 and 2020. With a degree in science or mathematics from Coker, you can develop your natural abilities—and use them to pursue a career in some of today’s most promising and rewarding fields.

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