The Undergraduate Program

The Mathematics Department offers four Major programs leading to a Bachelor's of Science or a Bachelor's of Arts in Mathematics, as well as a Minor in Mathematics. A joint Economics/Mathematics B.A. is available, and administered through the Economics Department. Within the Mathematics Majors, there are four options:the Mathematics Bachelor's of Science, the Mathematics Theory and Computation B.S., the Mathematics Education BA and the Mathematics BA.

Within the major, there are three concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in mathematics: Pure Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. These programs are designed to give students a strong background for graduate study, for work in industry or government, or for teaching.

Mathematics Bachelor's of Science

Students in the Mathematics BS often go on to graduate study in mathematics; the pathway emphasizes the importance of a well-rounded, in-depth mathematical education, and includes advanced coursework in algebra, analysis, and geometry. This major prepares students for jobs in industry and graduate programs in theoretical math. 

Mathematics Theory and Computation Bachelor's of Science

Students in the Mathematics Theory and Computation BS explore applications of mathematics in other fields and gain experience in mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena using ordinary and partial differential equations, approximation and optimization techniques, programming, or game theory. This major gives students a strong foundation in math theory while also giving plenty of exposure into math computation. The balance of positions students for jobs in industry and graduate programs in Applied Mathematics. 

Mathematics Education Bachelor's of Arts

Students in the mathematics education track prepare for a career in K–12 mathematics education; students acquire in-depth knowledge of subjects covered at an introductory level in the classroom, including number theory, classical geometry, and the history of mathematics, and gain experience in teaching mathematics. This program prepares students who wish to pursue a teaching credential and/or a master's in education. 


Mathematics Bachelor's of Arts

This is the most flexible option within the department. Students in the Math BA take advanced courses in algebra, analysis and geometry. This is a great option for students wishing to double major in math and an unrelated discipline.