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School ofSciences

Math (BS)

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. 

Program Options

Concentrations in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • General Science
  • Liberal Arts

Program Highlights

  • 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
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Discrete Math
  • Geometry
  • Linear Algebra
  • Physics

The academic catalog lists all course requirements for this program.

Mathematics Minor

The Mathematics minor requires 21 credit hours of upper level mathematics.


In data from (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:

  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Market research
  • Health Care
  • Business
  • Entertainment


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
  • Accounting
  • Data management

Contact Us

Professor Cathy W. Grilli, co-chair,, 901-321-3456

Dr. Pascal Bedrossian, co-chair,, or 901-321-3441

Next Steps

Ready to take the next step toward becoming a CBU student?
Schedule a visit, request more information, or apply online.