Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics

Students working on math problems on white board.

 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts in Sciences provides dynamic learning experiences for undergraduate students. Earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, minor in mathematics or minor in applied statistics. Students receive a broad liberal and mathematics education, combined with focused training in a variety of subfields. Choose from concentrations in pure math, statistics, applied math and math education. Students pursuing a degree in mathematics and statistics also must have a minor in another discipline.

Why Major in Mathematics and Statistics?

The study of mathematics and statistics focuses on the core problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills that form the backbone of most scholarly and professional pursuits. Because of this versatility, a concentration in mathematics and statistics can serve as a "wild card" that will prepare you for success in a multitude of careers and graduate programs, whether you choose it as your major, or as a double-major or minor complementing another degree program.

Careers in Mathematics and Statistics

While a degree in many programs of study will only prepare you for a single career, there are far more careers for mathematics and statistics majors than just "mathematician" or "statistician".

  • Often, math/stat majors go on to specialized graduate programs in medicine, law, or engineering. A degree in mathematics and statistics can help your application stand out from the crowd, while preparing you for a wide variety of future challenges.
  • Careers in technology; such as software engineering, cryptography, cybersecurity, and big data; are rewarding, well-compensated, and frequently changing. Rather than focusing on specific techniques that will be outdated in a decade, a course of study in mathematics and statistics will give you the essential skills that will help you adapt to new frontiers in technology as they come in demand.
  • A solid foundation in quantitative skills is essential for success in financial and actuarial sciences. Whether you're distilling complicated financial models for consumers, analyzing risk for an insurance company, or predicting the value of a potential investment, a degree in mathematics and statistics will serve you well.
  • And of course, a degree in mathematics and statistics will prepare you for a potential career as an academic researcher, or an instructor teaching the next generation of students studying mathematics and statistics.

 

▼   Choose a Concentration

A four-year plan

Below are sample four-year plans for mathematics and statistics concentrations:

▼   Minor in Mathematics or Applied Statistics

Students of other majors can minor in mathematics or applied statistics. 

Click below for minor requirements:

▼   Contests and Scholarships
Scholarship Services offers a variety of scholarships for students. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics also offers several undergraduate scholarships that are awarded each year in the Spring semester to rising junior and senior students. There are also many contests held each year that offer scholarships to students. Click here for more information.
▼   Math Technology Lab

The Math Technology Lab is located in ASC 1301.

Resources:

  • 137 computer workstations with Internet access
  • Separate testing area and private tutoring rooms
  • Study room for one-on-one or group tutoring
  • Tutors and instructors available during all operating hours to assist students
▼   Undergraduate Program Coordinator

It is important that every student in the undergraduate program regularly confer with their advisor. 

G. Abeynanda, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, gsabeynanda@southalabama.edu