Mathematics prepares students for the demands of a modern global society where sophisticated, quantitative skills are required to solve challenging programs in science, engineering, business, education and government. Mathematicians are essential to the fields of computer science, engineering, bioinformatics, data mining, computer animation, economics, epidemiology, ecology and climatology.

The Department of Mathematics offers a bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, master of science and doctor of philosophy in mathematics and applied mathematics. Many math students also double major in another discipline. The B.A. option exposes students to the basic knowledge of mathematics. The degree is ideal for students interested in selecting a minor field in the arts or humanities.

A B.S. degree in mathematics prepares students to use advanced mathematics in the development of mathematical principles, data analysis and problem solving. Mathematicians work closely with engineers and scientists in government, private corporations and research companies.

The B.S. degree in applied mathematics is offered with four options: computer sciences, engineering, biomathematics and business. This option is best suited for those who plan to attend graduate school or work in business or industry.

  • Program Objectives

    Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

    Students who complete the undergraduate program in mathematics will:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to apply algebraic, geometric, calculus and higher-order thinking and statistical methods to modeling and solving real-world situations.
    2. Use mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments.
    3. Use computational tools to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding, to solve mathematical problems, and judge the reasonableness of the results.
  • Degree Options

    Mathematics, B.A.

    Exposes students to the basic knowledge of mathematics. Ideal for students interested in teaching or working in a non-technical area of mathematics.

    Mathematics, B.S.

    Exposes students to the basic knowledge of mathematics. Ideal for students interested in teaching or working in a non-technical area of mathematics.

    Mathematics, Applied, B.S.A.M.

    This option is best suited for those who plan to attend graduate school or work in business or industry.

    Mathematics Minor

    Non-major students interested in gaining a basic understanding of the mathematics discipline are encouraged to pursue a minor.

  • Typical Four-Year Schedule
    FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTERFRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER
    Introduction to MathematicsBlock III
    Exposition & ArgumentationBlock II - Historical and Social Interpretation
    Block I - Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceMinor
    Block II - Historical and Social InterpretationScientific Programming
    Calculus ICalculus II
    General Elective
    SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTERSOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER
    Block I - Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceBlock III
    Block II - Historical and Social InterpretationGeneral Elective
    MinorMinor
    Scientific ProgrammingDifferential Equations
    Calculus IIIIntroduction to Advanced Mathematics
    JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTERJUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
    General ElectiveGeneral Elective
    General ElectiveGeneral Elective
    Writing for the ProfessionsMinor
    MinorModern Algebra or Intro to Topology
    Linear Algebra & Matrix TheoryMath Elective (upper level)
    SENIOR – FALL SEMESTERSENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
    General ElectiveGeneral Elective
    General ElectiveGeneral Elective
    General ElectiveTechnical Elective
    General ElectiveGeneral Elective
    Math Elective (upper level)Math Elective (upper level)
    Advanced CalculusMath Elective (upper level)
  • Professional Opportunities
    • Quantitative analyst
    • Marketing statistician
    • Computational scientist
    • Mathematics educator
    • Research mathematician
    • Actuary