Mathematics

Degree to be earned: 
B.S.
Major Academic Plan: 
Math

student with backpackWhy study mathematics?

  • Because in our high-tech society, there is a great need for individuals with advanced math skills. Mathematics is a fundamental tool that plays a central role in disciplines such as chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, physics and psychology. Developing math skills will give you a great advantage, and sometimes are necessary, when seeking admission into graduate programs.
  • Because there are a lot of employment opportunities for individuals who complete a bachelor’s degree in mathematics such as actuarial science, cryptography, financial consulting and teaching.
  • Because the study of mathematics is intellectually stimulating. As math skills grow, students become better thinkers and problem solvers and are able to deal with more complex problems that require creative solutions. 

Major Courses

32 semester hours

  • MTH 222 - Calculus I
  • MTH 223 - Calculus II
  • MTH 307 - Calculus III
  • MTH 308 - Calculus IV
  • MTH 390 - Mathematical Communication Skills
  • MTH 490 - Math Capstone
  • One course selected from 401 - Abstract Algebra, 402 - Topology, 403 - Complex Analysis, and 404 - Real Analysis

“A math major is tailored to take on everything and anything. You can go into so many things.” Drew Fons '14

Allied Courses

  • PHY 101 - General Physics
  • CPS 150 - Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Any CPS course numbered over 200
  • One additional course selected from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Philosophy and Physics.
  • Candidates for the education license in Integrated Math for Adolescent to Young Adults (AYA) must include CPS 201