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Enjoy the Flexibility of a Mathematics Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

With a mathematics major, you can choose from a variety of career options including actuarial work, statistics, inventory control, financial planning, computer programming, systems analyst and more. Your professors will challenge you to think in new ways and they will champion your successes.

Required Courses for Your Major

Discrete Mathematics

This course will provide you with a study of variable types and practical solution methods that use discrete sets such as the natural numbers.

Programming Concepts

In this course, you will learn computer programming at a beginning level, laying a solid foundation for the study of specific computer languages in later courses.

Calculus I

Explore a study of limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic functions, and elementary integration with applications in this course.

Calculus II

This course is a continuation of Calculus I including the differentiation of transcendental functions and methods of formal integration with applications, and an introduction to sequences and series.

Calculus III

You’ll study the calculus of several variables including vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and Green’s theorem.

Statistics

In this course, you’ll collect and tabulate data, find averages and measures of disbursement, and work with correlation, regression, probability, sampling, and hypothesis testing.

College Geometry

Explore axiomatic systems, introduction to non-Euclidean geometry, and projective geometry in this course.

Mathematical Statistics

You’ll study the theory and applications of statistics using a traditional calculus-based approach. Topics include finite and continuous distributions, inferences, estimation and regression.

Abstract Algebra

In this course, you'll investigate the constructions of modern algebra, including groups, rings, integral domains and fields.

Linear Algebra

This course provides a study of finite-dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, and eigenvectors.

Differential Equations

You’ll learn methods of solution and applications of common types of differential equations.

Mathematics Seminar

With the guidance of an instructor, you’ll select, investigate and present on a topic not included in the usual mathematics courses.

Application Programming using C++ 

In this course, you'll study computer programming using the C++ language, including topics that range from variables and expressions to data structures, algorithm development and debugging.

Requirements for Graduation from College of Saint Mary

To graduate with your bachelor’s degree in mathematics, you must complete 128 credit hours of coursework — 38 credit hours in general education courses, 37 credit hours in mathematics, six credit hours in support courses, 18 credit hours in a minor, and 29 credit hours in electives.

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary

  • High school transcript with GPA and class rank  (unofficial transcripts may be reviewed for admissions purposes, but official transcripts are required before you start classes)
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0
  • ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 860 – 890 (verbal + math) or higher
  • Personal interview (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from any post high school institutions for transfer students (students who have earned 12 or more credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from other institutions qualify as transfers)
  • $30 application fee

Academic Description

Enjoy the Flexibility of a Mathematics Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

With a mathematics major, you can choose from a variety of career options including actuarial work, statistics, inventory control, financial planning, computer programming, systems analyst and more. Your professors will challenge you to think in new ways and they will champion your successes.

Accreditation

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary

  • High school transcript with GPA and class rank  (unofficial transcripts may be reviewed for admissions purposes, but official transcripts are required before you start classes)
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0
  • ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 860 – 890 (verbal + math) or higher
  • Personal interview (if applicable)
  • Transcripts from any post high school institutions for transfer students (students who have earned 12 or more credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from other institutions qualify as transfers)
  • $30 application fee

Curriculum

Required Courses for Your Major

Discrete Mathematics

This course will provide you with a study of variable types and practical solution methods that use discrete sets such as the natural numbers.

Programming Concepts

In this course, you will learn computer programming at a beginning level, laying a solid foundation for the study of specific computer languages in later courses.

Calculus I

Explore a study of limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic functions, and elementary integration with applications in this course.

Calculus II

This course is a continuation of Calculus I including the differentiation of transcendental functions and methods of formal integration with applications, and an introduction to sequences and series.

Calculus III

You’ll study the calculus of several variables including vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and Green’s theorem.

Statistics

In this course, you’ll collect and tabulate data, find averages and measures of disbursement, and work with correlation, regression, probability, sampling, and hypothesis testing.

College Geometry

Explore axiomatic systems, introduction to non-Euclidean geometry, and projective geometry in this course.

Mathematical Statistics

You’ll study the theory and applications of statistics using a traditional calculus-based approach. Topics include finite and continuous distributions, inferences, estimation and regression.

Abstract Algebra

In this course, you'll investigate the constructions of modern algebra, including groups, rings, integral domains and fields.

Linear Algebra

This course provides a study of finite-dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, and eigenvectors.

Differential Equations

You’ll learn methods of solution and applications of common types of differential equations.

Mathematics Seminar

With the guidance of an instructor, you’ll select, investigate and present on a topic not included in the usual mathematics courses.

Application Programming using C++ 

In this course, you'll study computer programming using the C++ language, including topics that range from variables and expressions to data structures, algorithm development and debugging.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for Graduation from College of Saint Mary

To graduate with your bachelor’s degree in mathematics, you must complete 128 credit hours of coursework — 38 credit hours in general education courses, 37 credit hours in mathematics, six credit hours in support courses, 18 credit hours in a minor, and 29 credit hours in electives.