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Open up a world of opportunity with a degree in mathematics.

Mathematics faculty focus on providing every student with the tools for success, from freshman introductory classes to the completion of an independent research project as a senior.  Our programs help students develop highly marketable skills like higher order analytical thinking and advanced problem solving. Mathematics graduates are in demand in a wide variety of careers including education, business, industry, and government.

Earning your B.S. in mathematics prepares you for a variety of career fields. Being able to think logically, solve problems, adapt, and learn will make you a valuable asset to employers in both business and industry. Career options include:
 
  • Actuary
  • Data Analyst
  • Federal Agent
    • National Security Agency (NSA)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Mathematician
  • Operations Researcher
  • Programmer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Statistician
  • Teacher
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the employment of mathematicians and statisticians to grow 33 percent from 2019 through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for mathematicians was $110,860 in May 2020. 

Format

On Campus

Credit Hours

120

Degree Plan

BS - Mathematics

Related Programs

The teacher licensure option provides an in-depth curriculum taught by accomplished math and education faculty. This program blends advanced theory with hands-on experience to ensure you are prepared to lead your classroom upon graduation. This program is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).There is a separate application for admission into the School of Education.

 

Minors

This 16-hour program is intended for non-majors interested in a basic understanding of mathematics above their minimum degree requirement. Students with advanced training in mathematics and statistics in addition to their primary discipline have a significant advantage in pursuing research-based opportunities in graduate school and employment. 
 

This 18-hour program will allow students to effectively conduct research and accurately interpret statistical reports in the media and in journal articles. It will further develop critical thinking and analytic skills. Students will gain experience with hands-on, real-world problems and be equipped with a broader foundation of statistical knowledge and techniques ensuring capable information management. 

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the mathematics program will be able to understand and apply scientific knowledge/concepts which will be evaluated by:
  • Designing and conducting experiments as well as analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Communicating effectively to a scientific as well as non-scientific audience.

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