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Bachelor Degree in Mathematics

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 124

Mathematics is a discipline which requires the abilities to think logically and to reason correctly about diverse concepts.  Mathematicians must also be able to communicate complex theorems and equations in a thorough, concise way.

As a student in Georgia Southern’s bachelor’s degree program in mathematics, you will learn to solve problems in the areas of calculus, algebra, probability and statistics, but you will also learn how to demonstrate logical argumentation and writing skills.

Armed with these skills, graduates from our mathematics program will enter an exciting job market. which is expected to grow by more than 20 percent by 2024 – much faster than many other job sectors.

With our mathematics degree, each student must choose between taking the third year of a foreign language or taking a course with international content as stipulated in the Sample 4-Year Plans below. Learn more about what you’ll learn from our Mathematics Program Learning Outcomes and from the mathematics degree information below.

B.S. in Mathematical Sciences

Designed primarily for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in mathematics, the program provides a solid background in all areas of mathematics.

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As a Mathematics major at Southern, you will be prepared to take the next step toward your career. Discover mathematical science careers for students like you to get started.


CareerCast ranked Mathematician the best job to have in 2014. They factored in salary, growth potential, stress level, work environment, and work-home life balance to determine that “Math is experiencing something of a renaissance period.” Here are some career choices you have as a mathematician:

  • Statistics and Data Analysis: Spot trends to improve the performance of nearly any company’s services and products.
  • Academia: Pursue a master’s or PhD to pass on your knowledge while continuing research throughout your entire career.
  • Computer Science: Study information and technology to implement computer systems.
  • Operations Research: Use mathematical methods to determine the best ways to fix problems, minimize costs, and maximize profits.
  • Finance: Help individuals and organizations plan and use their resources optimally while considering all risks.
  • Biomathematics: Use math to model biological processes that can be applied to the healthcare field.

As you consider math jobs and your future, talk to your adviser and mentors. They can help you determine your interests, decide whether or not you should continue your education, and connect with industry professionals for internships and entry-level positions.

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The Minor in Mathematics is designed for students who want to take more mathematics courses, while pursuing their degree in another area. Course work includes 15 hours (typically 5 course) beyond Calculus II.

Mathematics (15 hours)

  • MATH 1441 – Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 2242 – Calculus II (4)

Minor Program:
Select two of the following (6-7 credits):

  • MATH 2160 – Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 2243 – Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 2332 – Mathematical Structures (3)

Select any 3000-level or above MATH/STAT courses approved for the B.S. in Mathematical Sciences degree program (8-9).
Please see the Georgia Southern Catalog for more course information.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Upper-level mathematics majors have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects. The faculty of the department have expertise and interest in areas of mathematics that include:

  • abstract algebra
  • applied probability
  • approximation theory
  • design of experiments
  • differential and difference equations
  • discrete mathematics
  • dynamical systems
  • measure theory
  • matrix theory
  • multivariate statistical analysis
  • neural networks
  • nonlinear analysis
  • numerical analysis
  • operations research
  • pattern recognition
  • quality control
  • real and functional analysis
  • topology
  • stability analysis
  • statistical computing
  • teaching mathematics to students of all ages
Program Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Bachelor of Science degrees in the Department of Mathematical Sciences is to provide undergraduate students with a strong foundation that leads to success in subsequent careers and educational programs. This is accomplished by having our students demonstrate deep knowledge in core classes, read, analyze and write proofs, and communicate mathematical ideas written and verbally.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences supports the University mission of academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service by providing a superior educational opportunity
for students by promoting all aspects of teaching, learning, and researching mathematics.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the BS Mathematics (BS) program, majors will be able to:

PLO1. Solve problems in the areas of calculus, algebra, probability and statistics.

PLO2. Demonstrate logical argumentation, analysis and synthesis skills through writing by:

  1. Organizing correct ideas and evidence through relevant examples, figures and tables consistent with a clearly defined purpose,
  2. Include introduction (when appropriate) with literature citations to integrate the work into the literature,
  3. Adhering to acceptable formatting and structural guidelines for mathematical writing clearly and concisely (using LaTeX when appropriate),
  4. Demonstrating a nuanced understanding of audience and appropriate word choice.

PLO3. Communicate mathematical principles and ideas with clarity and coherence, both written and verbally, demonstrating communication skills to be used in any future career.

*All Georgia Southern University students are required to complete a 60-hour comprehensive core curriculum. Mathematics majors must complete additional specialized course work totaling at least 126 credit hours. Faculty advisors work closely with majors in planning their programs of study. For a complete description of the courses related to these majors, please see the Georgia Southern Catalog.

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Last updated: 5/19/2023