## Program Overview

Sure, two plus two is four. But if you’re here, you’re probably interested in exploring what’s beyond math’s basics. And your options are endless: statistics, calculus, geometry, abstract algebra, topology, differential equations and many more! Dig deeper into the incredible body of knowledge that constitutes mathematics by earning your degree in the field.

Learn from highly qualified professors who care about your personal development just as much as your academic success. Work alongside peers who will challenge and support your intellect and welcome your enthusiasm. A faith-based perspective applied to the discipline will help you see the field in a new light.

Plus, the problem-solving skills you finesse will apply far beyond just equations. A mathematics major will fully equip you for employment in the industry or for enrolling in a graduate program in mathematics.

Mathematics majors provides the necessary background to be prepared to pursue an advanced degree (M.A. or the PhD) in mathematics at major graduate schools such as Vanderbilt, the University of Tennessee, Georgia Tech, etc. Also this major prepares the student to enter the workplace in jobs which require a working knowledge of mathematics such as mathematician, statistician, actuary, etc.

The Pure Mathematics major provides the necessary background to be prepared to pursue an advanced degree (M.A. or the PhD) in mathematics at major graduate schools such as Vanderbilt, the University of Tennessee, Georgia Tech, etc. Also this major prepares the student to enter the workplace in jobs which require a working knowledge of mathematics such as mathematician, statistician, actuary, etc.

The curriculum is designed to give you an overview in a variety of areas in mathematics, as well as provide opportunities to study special topics. Ultimately, it will prepare a you for a position in the workplace requiring a working knowledge of mathematics or for admission to graduate programs in mathematics or statistics at major universities. Learn more about different Mathematics degree options.

Mathematics majors take a two-credit hour Senior Seminar as their final course that provides a review of undergraduate mathematics and practice in problem-solving.

Teaching majors spend their last semester student teaching.

In addition to a traditional math/physics major, you can also tailor your major to teach this subject you love.

#### Math Education

Interested in becoming a math teacher? Earn your Math Education degree and gain real classroom experience. Visit our How to Become a Teacher page to learn more about the steps and requirements to earn your teaching degree and certificate.

#### Mathematics/Physics Education

Education Level(s) Offered: Secondary (6-12)

**The need for qualified secondary math and physics teachers is critical.** You can help fill this need through our one-of-a-kind program to earn licensure to teach math and physics. Mathematics/Physics teaching majors receive core and specialized professional education in addition to the general education required of secondary and K-12 teacher education students. Educate young minds about the nature of our universe's fundamental elements, motion and energy.

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