Majors & Minors
Employers want people with the skills of math majors: problem solving, reasoning, data analysis, communication, teamwork, etc. A Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary mathematics is designed to prepare students with these skills for careers in various fields including science, business, government, or ministry. This degree requires a minor in another field such as physics, chemistry, computer science, finance, or economics, and requires a practicum in the same area.
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 must complete a semester of 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 requires a practicum and can lead to careers in actuarial science and statistical quality control, among others.
A Bachelor of Arts in mathematics is designed to prepare students for graduate school in mathematics or other related fields. Our math students have gone to graduate school for mathematics, computer science, and physics, as well as law school, medical school, and seminary. This degree requires several mathematical theory courses and has a foreign language requirement. With this degree we encourage a summer research experience at Taylor or elsewhere.