Mathematics, B.S.

Chair: Jesse Frey, Ph.D.
Office Location: 305 Saint Augustine Center
Telephone: 610-519-4850


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.

Required Major Courses:

Item #
Upper-Level MAT Elective  +
Upper-Level MAT Elective  +
Upper-Level MAT Elective  +
Upper-Level MAT Elective  +
Math Science Elective  +


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 




Bachelor of Science