The Department of Mathematics offers programs
leading to the B.A. or B.S. degree with a major in mathematics. A minor
in mathematics is available for students majoring in other disciplines.
Mathematics is an excellent major for the student whose immediate objective
is to acquire a good liberal arts education. Students who complete a bachelor's
degree in mathematics may choose several postgraduate alternatives, including
an advanced degree in either mathematics or another closely related field,
such as computer science, biometry, information science, statistics or
operations research.
Students who combine mathematics with another discipline that uses mathematics
can also pursue graduate work in the second discipline. These areas include
biology, chemistry, economics, medicine, physics and many of the social
science disciplines. In addition, mathematics majors may teach at the secondary
level or work in business, industry or government positions which emphasize
analytical reasoning.