Students who major in mathematics are prepared for entry into graduate schools and for entry into business and industrial positions which require a bachelor's degree in mathematics; they also fulfill the subject area requirements for teaching mathematics in the secondary school. Courses in computer science, natural science, physics and business may be elected to complement the major in mathematics. Students majoring in mathematics have the choice of a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.
Students seeking to teach mathematics at the secondary (9-12) level, should pursue a Mathematics with Secondary Education (Math/SED) major. Accordingly, students in that major must fulfill both the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and the requirements for licensure to teach secondary mathematics. Math/SED majors have the option to earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. However, in light of the nature of the mathematics content requirements that prospective secondary mathematics teachers must satisfy, the department strongly recommends that such degree candidates pursue the Bachelor of Science degree.