A Mathematics degree will give you career opportunities way beyond the typical paths of mathematician, accountant, or educator. Since employers are looking for people who have the ability to problem solve and think independently, creatively, and critically, job prospects are wide open to math majors.
If you want to teach, you can play an important role in training the next generation of math students. There is a nationwide shortage of math teachers, so employment is almost a given.
If you choose CBU’s five-year option, you can finish your Master of Arts in Teaching degree and teacher licensure preparation in just one extra year.
- General Science
- Liberal Arts
- Broad range of study including advanced math courses such as probability, statistics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, real analysis, complex analysis, and discrete mathematics
- Strong preparation for graduate school
- Dual degree opportunity in Computer Science and Mathematics or Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Math Center for tutoring or help with homework
What You’ll Study
The Mathematics major requires 122 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, School of Sciences Support Requirements, plus courses in:
- Abstract Algebra
- Differential Equations
- Discrete Math
- Linear Algebra
The academic catalog lists all course requirements for this program.
The Mathematics minor requires 21 credit hours of upper level mathematics.
In data from JobsRated.com (now CareerCast), mathematicians report the highest rate of satisfaction based on criteria such as work environment, income and job prospects in past years. A degree in Mathematics can lead to the following careers:
- Market research
- Health Care
Mathematics and Computer Science faculty are experienced teachers who will provide a rewarding academic experience for you. The will be dedicated mentors to guide you during your time at CBU.
Clubs and Organizations
You will enjoy a variety of activities as a member of our student chapter of the Mathematical Association of American.
Is a Mathematics Major for You?
If you have interest in more than one or two of these skills and interests, a Mathematics major may be for you:
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Mathematics and computers
- Data management
Professor Cathy W. Grilli, co-chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 901-321-3456
Dr. Pascal Bedrossian, co-chair, email@example.com, or 901-321-3441
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