Bachelor of Science

Mathematics & Computer Science

The modern world is created, secured and analyzed through mathematics.

## General Description

Mathematics students learn how to reason their way through unfamiliar territory, find familiar structures, make predictions and answer important questions. In a world saturated with big data, the ability to create meaning out of this information is increasingly relevant and desired in business, finance, engineering, medicine and the sciences. A major or minor in mathematics complements any degree that uses the scientific process.

## The Program

The **Standard major** gives a sound foundation from which one can pursue advanced degrees or enter the business world with excellent quantitative skills.

The** Actuarial Science emphasis** trains students to analyze risk for the insurance and finance industries.

The **Secondary Licensure emphasis** is for students who want to teach in high schools or middle schools, where a shortage of well-qualified math teachers provides excellent job opportunities.

The **Data Analytics minor** teaches students how to analyze large data sets and extract valuable knowledge from data.

## Careers

Job prospects are high for mathematics graduates. While many go on to earn advanced degrees, students can find positions right after graduation in the following areas:

- Actuarial science
- Cryptography
- Economics
- Energy analysis
- Financial planning
- Fraud investigation
- Investment analytics
- Market research
- Software testing
- Statistics
- Systems engineering
- Teaching