
A Career Guide for the Mathematics Major
Mathematics is the study of numbers, space, and patterns. It is the highest achievement of human thought. Mathematics is at the foundation of all scientific and technical disciplines.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and to the Bachelor of Science degree. Either of these two programs, when combined with suitably chosen electives, constitutes an excellent background for a career as a mathematics teacher, or a wide range of careers, and advanced or professional degree programs. Furthermore, the Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to prepare students for graduate work in mathematics.
The following Interests and Aptitudes/Qualities are associated with or needed for success in the study of this major. 
CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematical Sciences require a minimum of 120 credithours. The grade point average requirements are at least a 2.20 for Bachelor of Arts candidates and at least 2.50 for Bachelor of Science candidates. To earn the baccalaureate degree in mathematics, students complete the Mathematics core requirements (18 credithours); following completion of MAC2311, 2312, and 2313 (Calculus 1, 2, and 3; 12 credits).
MAD 2104  Discrete Mathematics  
MAS 2103  Matrix Theory (or Linear Algebra)  
MAP 2502  Introduction to Computational Math  
MAS 4301  Modern Algebra  
MAA 4200  Modern Analysis  
STA 4442  Probability and Statistics 
In addition to the mathematics core, the Bachelor of Arts degree program requires completion of 18 credithours of
approved mathematics electives and the Bachelor of Science program requires completion of 21 credithours of approved
mathematics electives. Consult with the chair of the Mathematical Sciences department for appropriate electives and
other departmental requirements.
A minor is available in Mathematics or Statistics. Certificates are available in Statistics and Actuarial Science.Qualified students may pursue the honors program in mathematics.
OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The following are examples of positions often held by Mathematics graduates:
Accountant Actuary Cryptographer Intelligence Agent Investment Banker Operations Research Analyst 
Programmer Statistician Stockbroker Systems Analyst Teacher Technical Writer 
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For information about choosing a career, graduate/
professional school, internships or job descriptions,
and for career library resources, contact:
Career Development Center Davie Campus  Modular G Jupiter Campus  SR 110 
For information about choosing a major and concentration and degree requirements, contact:
Department of Mathematical Sciences 