Mathematics

A major in mathematics can lead to many different professional opportunities. In general, students can be found in any career that requires problem solving ability, critical thinking, comfort working with data, sound logical and quantitative reasoning skills, ability to think abstractly, and a willingness to engage in analyzing problems and evaluating potential solutions.

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BVU's mathematics program is top notch, with consistently high scores on the nationally normed ETS Major Field Test for mathematics. Not to mention 100 percent graduate school acceptance and 100 percent employment of job-seeking graduates.

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Data science and analytics
  • Intelligence (cryptography, information assurance)
  • Finance (financial analyst, insurance)
  • Information technology (software development, software support)

 

 

 

 

 

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Be in Demand

Math professions ranked at the top

  • Many career ranking sources consistently put mathematics professions at or near the top. For the past several years, CareerCast, a leading North American employment search and information portal, has listed mathematics and math-related careers as among the most desirable and highest in demand.
  • Near 100% employment of job-seeking majors.
  • 100% graduate school acceptance and placement.
  • Consistently high scores on the nationally normed ETS Major Field Test for Mathematics.
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Hone skills and help others

  • Many mathematics majors work as academic assistants and serve as math tutors to assist students and hone individual mathematics knowledge and communication skills.
  • Math majors have also been strongly represented in campus leadership roles, including student senator and student senate president.
  • The Mathematics Laboratory includes three walls of white board space designed explicitly and intentionally for the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Internships

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • United States Department of Defense
  • Monticello Nuclear Power Station
  • Northwestern Mutual Life

Careers

  • Central Lyon High School, Math teacher
  • EMC Insurance, Actuary
  • Department of Defense (National Security Agency), Analysis Team Lead
  • University of Dubuque, Mathematics professor
  • Xcel Energy, Engineer

Graduate School

  • Baylor University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • University of Leeds – England
  • Vanderbilt University
Major in Mathematics (38-39 Credit Hours)
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Minor in Mathematics (20 Credit Hours)
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Major in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure K-8 (33 Credit Hours)
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Major in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure 5-12 (41-42 Credit Hours)
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Minor in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure K-8 (29 Credit Hours)
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MINOR IN MATHEMATICS WITH TEACHING LICENSURE (5-12) (29 CREDIT HOURS)
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