At A Glance

Whether you plan on entering a career in business, government, or education, our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Mathematicians are in high demand for many of the most rewarding jobs. Industries and governments often hire mathematicians for their abilities to think logically, solve problems, adapt, and learn. 
The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics houses the disciplines that study natural and mathematical phenomena and their applications. Students gain knowledge and skills within each of these fields, becoming informed citizens who can effectively serve society as teachers, researchers, and inventors. New horizons are explored and explained through critical thought, investigative proficiency, and effective communication in the ethical pursuit of knowledge.
The faculty of STEM invites you to join the "frontier of discovery" as we pursue solutions to some of today’s challenges. A degree in a STEM discipline opens many doors. A STEM degree is also excellent preparation for graduate study in a STEM discipline or in business, medicine or law. 

Skills and Characteristics

Our graduates can think critically, solve complex problems, use technology, communicate effectively, analyze data and find patterns, learn and adapt to new environments, and qualify for graduate work and careers in a wide variety of fields.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate competency in content knowledge of undergraduate mathematics.
  • Students will be able to apply mathematics to the solution of a problem and be able to effectively communicate the solution.

Career Opportunities

  • Mathematician
  • Actuary
  • Statistician
  • Secondary education
  • Actuarial science
  • Government employment
    • National Security Agency (NSA)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Business and industry
    • Management
    • Quality engineering
    • Operations research
    • Programming
    • Data analysis

Graduate Study Opportunities

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Operations research
  • Medicine
  • Education

Salary and Outlook

According to the 2008-09 Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the approximate average salary for occupations in the mathematics field was $52,940. Salaries and outlook for math majors vary, depending upon the career field and level of education.


Websites for Career Research



Advising and Career Services

Professional advisors are available to assist students with career exploration, choosing a program major, understanding course requirements, and goal setting. Advisors encourage thorough career exploration with a systematic approach involving personal assessments, a career resource library, web-based career exploration with E-Discover, and other online resources and activities. Students can meet with an advisor to review their results and develop a personalized academic and career plan using our Career Planning Toolbox.

Students may also visit our Career Services website. This website provides additional career exploration and campus resources for review.


Key Contacts

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: 479-788-7610

Department of Mathematics: 479-788-7960 (

Advising and Career Services: 479-788-7400 (