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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Southeastern’s mathematics major is designed for students who enjoy both analyzing applications and thinking abstractly about problems. The goal of SEU’s mathematics department is to train students to analyze, prove and solve problems in preparation to use their critical thinking skills in the workforce or to gain entry into graduate school. Employers are looking for graduates who are keen problem solvers and can make sense of even the most advanced problems.Mathematics courses will be rich in proof and mathematical reasoning, with the goal being graduate school or a job in banking, academia, data science and statistics, or research. To prepare for jobs in risk analysis and graduate studies, students can also pursue a degree in actuarial science. Click here to learn more about our Actuarial Science concentration.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for mathematicians is expected to grow by 23% between 2012 and 2022, with a predicted median salary of $110,000.

Program Details

49 hours of major core
57 hours of general education
15 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 121

Sample Core Courses

  • Introduction to Real Analysis (MATH 4243) — This course is a study of the theory of calculus. Topics will include basic topology, sequences, functions, limits, continuity, and differentiation.
  • Statistics (MATH 3223) — This course is a theoretical introduction to statistics, including point estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis test. Topics include goodness of fit tests, contingency tables, regression, correlation, analysis of variance, nonparametric tests and use of the t, F, Z and chi-squared distributions to draw inferences about means and variances of one or two populations. Emphasis is on deriving the statistical tests in addition to using them to draw statistical conclusions.
  • Differential Equations (MATH 3333) — This course entails various methods for solving first-order ordinary differential equations and higher-order linear differential equations. Methods involving series solutions, the Laplace transform and numerical procedures are introduced. Some applications modeled by first-order or second-order linear differential equations are considered.
  • Senior Capstone Seminar (MATH 4063) — This course is designed to provide opportunities for the mathematics major to consolidate their mathematical knowledge and to obtain a perspective on the meaning and significance of that knowledge. By the end of the seminar, students will be able to clearly articulate their research argument in a well-written and orally presented project.

Mathematics Core

Calculus II and III

Modern Geometry

Linear Algebra

Symbolic Computations in Mathematics

Senior Research

Senior Project

Abstract Algebra

Introduction to Real Analysis I and II

Mathematics Electives (choose 6 of the following)

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Probability

Number Theory

Statistics

Differential Equations

Special Topics in Mathematics

History of Mathematics

Statistician

Mathematician

Financial analyst

Cryptography

Data scientist