# Mathematics, B.S.

Chair: Jesse Frey, Ph.D.

Office Location: 305 Saint Augustine Center

Telephone: 610-519-4850

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## About

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers a standard course of study for a mathematics major to provide the student with an introduction to the major branches of mathematics as an academic discipline within the context of a comprehensive education in the liberal arts and sciences. Students who complete the Mathematics program will be prepared for a broad range of opportunities in business, government, and service industries, as well as being prepared to undertake graduate study in mathematics and related disciplines.

## MAJOR (58 credits)

The program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is designed to introduce students to the major aspects of contemporary mathematics.

By selecting appropriate electives students may become well prepared either for positions in industry or for graduate study in mathematics and related disciplines. The mathematics major can prepare one for a career in actuarial science, operations research, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematical physics, or any of many other areas which use mathematics.

**Program Notes:**

- A student pursuing a double major in mathematics and some other field may petition to have an approved upper-division course from their other major count as one of the four math electives. The course must have substantial mathematical content and may not significantly overlap with any of the other courses that the student is counting towards the major. A student pursuing a double major in mathematics and a closely related field such as computer science or engineering may petition to have two approved upper-division courses from their other major count as math electives.