For careers requiring strong analytical problem solving skills
The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics offers a rigorous and broad range of courses in mathematical theory and mathematical and scientific applications. Like the Bachelor of Arts degree, as a student earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, you'll develop a firm mathematical foundation and experience the diversity of a liberal arts education, but you'll also have the opportunity to study specific aspects of mathematics and science in greater depth.
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- CSCI 156 Computer Science I
- MATH 151 Calculus I
- MATH 152 Calculus II
- MATH 253 Calculus III
- MATH 271 Differential Equations
- MATH 281 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
- MATH 371 Linear Algebra
- MATH 381 Mathematical Statistics
- MATH 481 Modern Algebra
- MATH 491 Advanced Calculus
- plus 11 credit hours in mathematics courses numbered above 300;
- plus 8 credit hours of natural and computer science courses different from those used to satisfy degree, major, and general education requirements
In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the Interdepartmental Major, as well as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences general education requirements, you'll be required to complete the College's First Year Experience Program or Transfer Student Program.
The minor in mathematics requires 22 credit hours of mathematics courses numbered 151 and above. It must include MATH 151, 152, and 253. At most two credits of independent study may be applied toward the mathematics minor. Courses should be selected in consultation with the mathematics minor advisor.
Graduates with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics qualify for a wide range of positions in business, industry, government and education. Companies in the computer and communications industries employ many mathematicians as do all kinds of companies, banks, insurance companies and consulting firms. Many bureaus and branches of the federal government employ mathematicians, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the General Accounting Office, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics Space Administration and the National Security Agency.
Students interested in pursuing a career in mathematics may benefit by either double majoring or adding a minor to their plan of study in the following areas: