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A bachelor's degree in mathematics provides students with a strong mathematical foundation in problem solving and mathematical proof. Senior-level courses require extensive theoretical mathematics necessary for graduate work in multiple fields, applications to the education field and/or work with applications to industry.  

A Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics requires more of a foreign language competency. A Bachelor of Science degree requires science proficiency beyond that established by the college. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in mathematics may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates in mathematics pursue careers that span multiple areas, such as business, industry, education and the private sector, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of mathematical theory and application. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Banks
  • Government agencies
  • Health care insurance and managed care agencies
  • High schools and middle schools
  • Information technology companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment firms

Alumni work as: 

  • Budget analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Educators and instructors
  • Market researchers
  • Mathematical technicians
  • Research programmers
  • Securities, stock and other financial consultants

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