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Mathematics Degrees Offered

A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics is an undergraduate degree that provides theory and training in both applied and core mathematics. A BS in Mathematics provides broad knowledge of mathematics topics with depth in certain areas, while a BA in Mathematics provides a solid mathematics core within a flexible curriculum. The Department of Mathematics at Drexel offers both types of math degrees to allow students to tailor their degree to their career and academic goals.

BA 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 in Mathematics degree offers more free electives, students who are interested in another field of study are able to pursue a second major.

Students working toward a BA in Mathematics are required to take only two quarters of science, but additional courses in fields related to math. These additional courses can span science, economics, finance, computer science or engineering, and are the students’ choice.

Learn more about the degree in the Course Catalog

BS 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 BS Mathematics curriculum emphasizes computing and mathematical modeling because these two areas give our students a competitive advantage when beginning their careers.

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

Learn more about the degree in the Course Catalog

Mathematics Placement Tests

There are two mathematics placement examinations: the Calculus Readiness Examination, for students in a science or technical major, and the Mathematics Placement Examination, for students in a non-technical major.

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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DREXEL CO-OP FOR MATH MAJORS

Math majors at Drexel embark on up to three, six-month periods of employment — exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process. Drexel’s Math curriculum is designed with industry standards in mind, enabling our students to make an impact from their first day on co-op. Recent math majors have held co-op positions such as:

  • Manufacturing Engineering Co-op, Tesla Inc.
  • U.S. Macro Analyst, TD Securities
  • Finance & Diversity Analytics Co-op, FMC Corporation
  • Forensic Accounting and Financial Investigations Co-op, Kroll Inc.
  • Data Science Co-op, Exelon Corporation
  • Clinical Data Analyst, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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CAREERS FOR STUDENTS WITH A BACHELOR’S IN MATH

Drexel math majors are self-starters who become desirable candidates for careers in diverse industries. Our recent graduates have go on to lead successful careers in:

  • Data analysis
  • Actuarial science
  • Software engineering
  • QA analysis
  • Clinical research
  • And many more!

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APPLY FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN MATH

Apply for a degree in mathematics, or visit campus to get firsthand information about a Drexel education. Contact the Department of Mathematics at mathinfo@drexel.edu for more information.