Undergraduate Degrees

The Department of Mathematics offers both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree at the undergraduate level. Each of the BS and BA degrees have multiple concentration depending on what you wish to do upon graduation. All concentration share a common core of courses (calculus, linear algebra, introduction to advanced mathematics, statistics, modern algebra, and analysis) that form the base of the degree. The different concentration offer courses geared toward preparing you for your chosen career.

Bachelor of Science

General Concentration – This concentration offers the most flexibility and is appropriate for those who are either undecided about how they wish to use mathematics upon graduation or those who are also earning a BS in another field such as computer science, engineering, or physics.

Applied Concentration – This concentration is best suited for those planning on going into the work force in business, industry, or government, or to graduate school in applied areas.

Mathematics Education – This concentration is best suited for those preparing to teach mathematics at the secondary level in the public or private schools. Highly coordinated with the College of Education , this track concludes with student teaching and teaching certification.

Theoretical Concentration – This concentration is best suited for those planning to attend graduate school in mathematics in areas such as algebra, analysis, or topology.

Statistics Concentration – This concentration is best suited for those planning to work in industry in the area of statistics, to pursue a career as an actuary, or to attend graduate school in either statistics or actuarial fields.

Bachelor of Arts

General – This track is best suited for someone who likes mathematics and wants a degree in the field, but is perhaps studying another discipline as well so wants to minimize the number of hours and maximize the flexibility. This track requires a minor, so an individual majoring in say art, but loving mathematics can earn this degree counting art as the minor. Or perhaps a history major expects to do some mathematical analysis of historical events – then this is the perfect second degree.

Mathematics Education – This concentration is best suited for those preparing to teach mathematics at the secondary level in the public or private schools. Highly coordinated with the College of Education , this track concludes with student teaching and teaching certification.

Fast Track BS/MS Option

The Fast Track BS/MS is designed to allow motivated undergraduate mathematics majors to earn both a BS and an MS degree in five years. This is achieved by allowing students in the program to take the graduate version of four cross-listed courses during their senior year. Students who successfully complete the graduate version of these courses will receive both the graduate credit and undergraduate credit. 

General Requirements

Here are the general requirements of each of the concentrations. Please consult our catalog for more details about each concentration and their exact requirements or come over to the Mathematics Department (Lucas 200) to speak with a mathematics advisor.

Degrees for students starting in Fall 2014 or later

Bachelor of Science

Total Hours: 120
Math Hours: 48
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: No
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Bachelor of Science -
Math Education

Total Hours: 120
Math Hours: 48
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: No
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Bachelor of Arts

Total Hours: 120
Math Hours: 42
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: Yes
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Bachelor of Arts -
Math Education

Total Hours: 120
Math Hours: 45
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: Yes
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Degrees for students starting prior to Fall 2014

Bachelor of Science - General
Total Hours: 121
Math Hours: 37
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: No
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Bachelor of Science - Pure Math
Total Hours: 124
Math Hours: 40
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: No
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Bachelor of Science - Applied
Total Hours: 124
Math Hours: 40
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: No
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Bachelor of Science - Statistics
Total Hours: 124
Math Hours: 40
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: No
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Bachelor of Arts - General
Total Hours: 121
Math Hours: 31
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: Yes
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Bachelor of Arts - Certification
Total Hours: 121
Math Hours: 31
Minor Requirements: 21
Language Required: Yes
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