This degree works either as a stand-alone degree to prepare you for graduate school in mathematics or as a second degree to strengthen your preparation for a career in another field. Paired with the appropriate minor or second major, a degree in mathematics opens the door to a plethora of careers including finance, technical journalism, scientific research and development, architecture, teaching, engineering, law, medicine, actuarial science, and government jobs. The analytical problem-solving skills, abstract reasoning abilities, and logical and precise thought that mathematics imparts will make you an asset to employers in the private and public sectors.
BS Mathematics majors learn and grow within a diverse and global atmosphere that prepares them to serve humanity as citizens of the world, to serve the world Church, and to excel in a global marketplace. Doing mathematics with the “other” can break down barriers and create communities across boundaries. This program is certified by the Michigan Department of Education for secondary teaching. Majors desiring secondary-teaching certification should also consult with the School of Education (College of Education & International Services).
- Mathematical Studies major (if you want two majors but have a tight schedule and don’t plan to go to math graduate school)
- Mathematics Education degree (if you want to teach in high school)
- Data Science degree (if you enjoy computer programming and statistical reasoning)