An undergraduate degree in mathematics provides an excellent foundation for careers in the natural sciences, computer science, the social sciences, business, or education. Mathematics can also provide an excellent foundation for students considering professional degrees in such allied fields such as Law, Business Administration, or Medicine.
Undergraduate students majoring in the mathematical sciences can choose from one of six areas of concentration:
In consultation with a mathematics faculty advisor, students may also create an individualized program of study leading to a degree in mathematical sciences.
A thesis option is available to mathematics majors who wish to pursue an extended independent project related to a theoretical or applied focus of the program. At least 4 credits of thesis research must be completed over one or two quarters prior to submitting the thesis. Interested students are strongly encouraged to enroll in MAT 390 during their junior year.
Students who pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematical Sciences will complete all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematical Sciences degree, as well as an additional 16 quarter hours of coursework chosen from the natural sciences and/or computer science and related fields.