Major

Mathematics provides tools for explanation and analysis in the physical, engineering, business and social sciences. A degree in mathematics is a great preparation for many different careers including operations research, actuarial science, statistics and business. Our graduates have been employed by the finance, engineering and software industries. Many math majors have also found rewarding careers in teaching, both at the elementary and high school level.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers two undergraduate degree programs, one leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and the other to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. The mathematical content is the same in both programs. The BS program requires more science courses than the BA program. The BA program is therefore more suitable for students with interests outside the sciences, such as business, economics, or philosophy.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics offers the following options: 

  • General Option
  • Applied & Computational Mathematics Option
  • Bioinformatics Option
  • Business Applications Option
  • Computer Science Option
  • Probability & Statistics Option
  • Teaching Option

View the complete Degree Pathway.

Students interested in a career in teaching may elect to do the STEM Teaching minor. This minor leads to math teaching certification as part of the BS degree.

Bachelor's-to-Master's

An accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program is available to academically qualified students. Every full-time student with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in mathematics courses and overall at the end of the junior year is eligible to be admitted to this program. Students may begin taking graduate courses during their junior year as long as course prerequisites are met.

This program allows students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Mathematics in as little as five years by taking 126 credits in the first four years, including 12 graduate credits with grade of B or better: six of these graduate credits will count towards both the BA/BS and MS degrees, and the other six credits will fulfill requirements for the master's degree.

The flexibility of the curriculum in Mathematics allows the following options:

BA or BS in Mathematics / MS in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a bachelor’s-to-master’s program leading to a BA/BS degree in Mathematics and MS degree in Mathematics. All the requirements for both the BA/BS and MS degrees in Mathematics must be satisfied (see graduate catalog).

BA or BS in Mathematics / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Initial Teacher Certification Option

The Department of Mathematical Sciences and the College of Education jointly offer a bachelor’s-to-master’s program leading to a BA/BS degree in Mathematics and M.Ed. degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Initial Teacher Certification option. All the requirements for both the BA/BS and M.Ed. degrees must be satisfied (see graduate catalog).

BS in Mathematics / MPH in Public Health, Epidemiology Option

The Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Public Health jointly offer a bachelor’s-to-master’s program leading to a BS in Mathematics and MPH in Public Health, Epidemiology option. All the requirements for both the BA/BS and MPH degrees must be satisfied (see graduate catalog).

For more information, contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences