What is the IMME?
The Integrated Major in Math and English (IMME) is a an innovative program designed to prepare students with high-level skills in both Mathematics and English stressing an integrated, complementary mastery of these disciplines. Four Mathematics concentration areas are available: Finance/Actuarial, Applied, Math Pre-Education, and Theoretical. These are combined with a strong foundation in English including composition and methods, and an opportunity for students to choose electives matching their interests. IMME majors take a capstone course that provides an opportunity to integrate and apply the full range of knowledge and skills they have acquired through their previous coursework to real-world practice. This capstone course combines both professional development and leadership seminars and a capstone project on a topic chosen from real-world challenges submitted from community and industry partners. Students who complete this capstone course will have a broader understanding of their own personal strengths and which jobs might require their particular set of skills, thus resulting in a student who is more prepared for entering the workforce.
Why major in IMME?
The IMME offers undergraduates the opportunity to develop a set of skills that will equip them not only for employment and graduate school, but for long-term career success. Students completing the program will have a competitive advantage over their peers in having both strong mathematics and communication skills. In combination, English and Mathematics teach students complementary skills. Liberal Arts majors learn critical thinking and analytical skills. In addition, the English program’s strong emphasis on reading and writing teaches the ability to empathize, to process information, and to communicate, skills that employers constantly claim they need. Mathematics teaches precision in modeling and in analyzing real-world problems, and involves skills in calculation and numerical analysis that are not typically part of a liberal arts program.
What careers are the pursued by IMME?
Students from the IMME are well prepared to find positions in banks, insurance, marketing, consulting, non-profit organizations, and other fields that require both some mathematical awareness and strong communication skills. The IMME is an advantage to many students intending to continue on to graduate school or a professional program, including those interested in law, medicine, business, and education.
What kind of student would this program be good for?
The IMME is a good major for ambitious students seeking a challenge and who wish to develop both strong mathematics and communication skills.