Majors & Minors
Employers want people with the skills of math majors: problem solving, reasoning, data analysis, communication, working in teams, etc. A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Interdisciplinary is designed to prepare students with these skills for careers in various fields such as science, business, government, or ministry. This degree requires a minor in another field such as physics, chemistry, computer science, finance, or economics, and it requires a practicum in the area of the minor.
Secondary mathematics teachers are in high demand, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education prepares students to teach in secondary schools at either the middle school or high school level. Students experience student teaching to fulfill their requirements for teacher certification.
Math-Systems graduates are highly marketable, because of their ability to utilize human and technological resources effectively. The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Systems also requires a practicum experience. Actuarial Science and Statistical Quality Control are excellent options for careers with a Math-Systems degree.
A Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is designed to prepare students for graduate school work in mathematics or other related fields. Ours math students have gone to graduate school in mathematics, computer science, and physics, as well as law school, medical school, and seminary. This degree requires several theoretical courses and has a foreign language requirement. With this degree we encourage a summer research experience at Taylor or a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) elsewhere.