Skip to Main Content

BS in Mathematical Sciences: Mathematics

The bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences with a major in Mathematics emphasizes a deeper study of mathematics. A student planning to continue into graduate study should major in Mathematical Sciences.

Several tracks are available to students interested in combining a mathematics background with knowledge of another field. Consult the Course Catalog for degree requirements for each track.

  • Comprehensive

    The major in Mathematics – Comprehensive Track is the traditional Bachelor’s degree in mathematics offers students the possibility of learning rigorously and deeply the fundamental ideas and concepts of modern mathematics. This track is mainly designed for students intending to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or graduate schools leading to careers in academia or engineering. Graduates can also enter the workforce in fields where analytical skills are needed such as jobs in statistics, actuarial sciences, finance, biotech, and mathematics education.

  • Applied Math

    The major in Mathematics – Applied Math Track compared with the Comprehensive Track, less foundational and more application oriented. This track will prepare students for graduate studies in applied mathematics or engineering. Graduates can also enter the work force in fields where analytical skills are needed such as jobs in statistics, actuarial sciences, finance, biotech, mathematics education.

  • Biology

    The major in Mathematics – Biology Track gives an opportunity to undergraduate mathematics students interested in biology to be exposed to the interplay between the two disciplines. It also provides a firm mathematical foundation necessary for graduate studies in the life sciences. Courses for this track includes mathematics, statistics, and biology.

  • Business

    The major in Mathematics – Business Track gives an opportunity to undergraduate mathematics students interested in business and finance to be exposed to the interplay between mathematics and these two disciplines. It also provides a firm mathematical foundation necessary for graduate studies in finance. Courses needed for this track includes mathematics, statistics, economics, and business.

  • Chemistry

    The major in Mathematics – Chemistry Track gives an opportunity to undergraduate mathematics students interested in chemistry to be exposed to the interplay between two disciplines. It also provides a firm mathematical foundation necessary for graduate studies in chemistry and the life sciences. Courses needed for this track include offerings from mathematics, statistics, and chemistry.

  • Computer Science

    The major in Mathematics – Computer Science Track gives an opportunity to undergraduate mathematics students interested in computer science to be exposed to the interplay between the two disciplines. It also provides a firm mathematical foundation necessary for graduate studies in computer science. Courses needed for this track include offerings from mathematics, statistics, and programming.

  • Economics

    The major in Mathematics – Economics Track gives an opportunity to undergraduate mathematics students interested in economics to be exposed to the interplay between two disciplines. It also provides a firm mathematical foundation necessary for graduate studies in economics or finance. Courses needed for this track includes mathematics, statistics, and economics.

  • Physics

    The major in Mathematics – Physics Track gives an opportunity for undergraduate mathematics students interested in physics to be exposed to the interplay between the two disciplines. It also provides a firm mathematical foundation needed for graduate studies in the physical sciences. Courses needed for this track include offerings from mathematics, statistics, and physics.

Career Outlook

An undergraduate major in mathematics is good preparation for a variety of careers, many of which make no special use of mathematics itself, but do require the ability to reason carefully and express oneself clearly. Explore careers as an actuary, applied mathematician, pure mathematician, secondary school mathematics teacher, statistician and other options.