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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics provides a strong general mathematics background while still allowing students to create a program tailored to their interests. This is extremely useful for students pursuing careers in teaching or in the actuarial profession. Because the BA degree offers more free electives, students who are interested in another field of study are able to pursue a second major.

Students are required to take only two quarters of science, but are required to take additional courses in fields related to math. These additional courses can come from areas as diverse as science, economics, finance, computer science and engineering, and will be chosen according to student interests.

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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics allows students to experience a broad range of mathematical topics, while gaining a depth of expertise in certain areas. The curriculum emphasizes computing and mathematical modeling because these two areas give our students a competitive advantage in the job market.

The BS degree requires a series of courses that emphasize computing and acquaint students with widely used software packages such as Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) and MATLAB. Students who pursue the BS in Mathematics often minor in fields related to math, such as computer science, economics, finance, or other field of interest to the student. By doing this, students become stronger applicants in the job market or in applying to graduate programs.

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Placement Exams

There are three mathematics placement examinations: the Calculus Readiness Examination, the Mathematics Placement Examination, and the Nursing Mathematics Placement Examination.

The exams are based on topics covered in your high school courses; there are no sample questions available. It is important that you complete these exams on your own so that your adviser gains a true understanding of your academic preparation.

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