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Encyclopedia Britannica defines mathematics as the science of structure, order, and relation that has evolved from elemental practices of counting, measuring, and describing the shapes of objects. It deals with logical reasoning and quantitative calculation.

Degree programs in mathematics typically teach both the theory and abstract of

*pure mathematics*and its practical application to the world, known as*applied mathematics*. In other words, math majors study algebra, geometry, calculus, and statistics; but most pair this mathematics concentration with classes that reveal how math concepts are used in business management, computer science, economics, finance, music, philosophy, physics, and sports science.