Bachelor of Science

Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, relation, change and various topics of pattern, form and entity and goes far beyond the traditional math topics studied in high school. Mathematicians seek out patterns and other quantitative aspects of the entities they study, whether these entities are numbers, spaces, natural sciences, computers or abstract concepts. Mathematics students focus on the basics of analysis and algebra, together with topology, number theory, logic, numerical analysis, dynamica systems and differential equations.

The program is designed to prepare students for employment in business, industry and government immediately after graduation. In addition to traditional employment opportunities in science, technology and industry, students are also prepared for jobs in actuarial sciences, systems analysis and financial mathematics that are expected to grow rapidly.

The three concentrations provide students opportunities for in-depth research and internships that will prepare them for a variety of careers:

Applied Mathematics 

This concentration is for students interested in the application of mathematics to another field or discipline. For example, applied mathematics in biology includes such topics as bioinformatics and combinatorial drug design that are used in the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates are prepared to enter graduate or professional school, or go directly into the workforce. View applied mathematics program plan (PDF).

Pure Mathematics 

This concentration is for students interested in theoretical mathematics. Graduates will be prepared to enter graduate or professional school, or go directly into the workforce. View pure mathematics program plan (PDF).

Mathematics Teacher Certification 

This concentration is for students interested in teaching mathematics at the secondary level, grades 8-12. With a major in mathematics, they will also be prepared to enter the broader workforce and to pursue graduate or professional school. View mathematics teacher certification program plan (PDF).

View the course catalog requirements for mathematics majors under the School of Science and Technology.

See the Student Learning Outcomes for the mathematics program.

Mathematics Minor

The mathematics minor serves to provide a student’s major classes with a solid mathematical backing. Traditionally a math minor serves the science majors but this does not always have to be the case. Students of a variety of majors can benefit from the diverse selection of quantitatively intense courses that the minor provides.

Minor Requirements

Students must complete 16 credits.

  1. Complete MATH 2210 Calculus II.
  2. Complete one of the following course:
    1. MATH 2220 Calculus III
    2. MATH 2500 Foundations of Mathematics
    3. MATH 2450 Linear Algebra
  3. Complete 9 credits of MATH courses at the 3000-4000 level not including MATH 3008, 3011, 3111, 3311 or 3600.