Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview
The Bachelor of Science in mathematics incorporates an emphasis on statistical analysis and computer applications. It is intended to prepare graduates for careers in business and industry, statistics, and the actuarial profession, as well as graduate study in mathematical sciences.
The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education is designed to prepare students to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Students in the B.A. program must also pursue a major in secondary education.
Upon graduation, students who have majored in mathematics will be able to:
- Relate a core of basic mathematical concepts
- Use a variety of problem solving strategies
- Construct and communicate valid mathematical arguments
- Apply mathematical skills to problems in other disciplines
- Make use of multiple technological tools for solving problems
First-year students intending to major in mathematics should have successfully completed four years of high school mathematics including some trigonometry. Students begin their major programs with either MATH 217 (Calculus I) or MATH 225 (Discrete Mathematics). Anyone who is uncertain about their preparation for these courses is encouraged to consult with a member of the department.