The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Mathematics is designed to provide students with the mathematical skills that can be used in many careers, as well as in everyday life. Mathematics plays a dual role of being an academic discipline on its own, and serving as the basic language for all sciences. Certain skills learned in the program will prepare students to apply mathematics to real-life situations, while other skills will provide a solid base for statistical research. Upon completion of the program, a student will be well rounded to be able to choose either a career in industry or pursuing further studies in academia.
The aim of the Mathematics department is to prepare students to move into jobs of the future. The discipline of mathematics offers a variety of programs in pure and applied mathematics to meet the needs of students in different academic and career areas.
Program options include:
- Specialized classes in Math that will prepare students who major in other disciplines to increase their effectiveness in their own particular fields.
- An Associate of Arts degree program in which a general liberal arts education can be combined with a solid background in Mathematics.
- A Bachelor of Arts degree program in Mathematics, which prepares the student for a math- related career.
Jobs in Mathematics
Mathematical training is an excellent qualification for jobs in areas such as:
- Actuarial work
- Banking and tax analysis
- Computer engineering
- Government agencies
- Investment analysis
- Management and marketing
- Material and inventory control
- Math teacher/education
- Stocks and commodities trading.
Sample Degree Outline
The following is a sample outline of the graduation requirements of BA degree in Mathematics (Minimum 180 credit hours).
General Education Core Courses
(64 credit hours)
Mathematics Major Courses
(60 credit hours)
|Elementary Plane Trigonometry
|Fundamentals of Statistics
|Advanced Calculus I
|Advanced Calculus II
|Elementary Differential Equations
|Introduction to Real Analysis
(56 credit hours)