Our B.S. degree in mathematics gives you a choice of four options: actuarial science, applied, mathematics education, and traditional. Mathematics majors select one of the following areas of concentration for their degree program.
Actuarial Science: This option prepares the student to take the first several actuarial exams. Actuaries use mathematics including statistics to assess risk in the insurance and finance industries. The actuarial profession is consistently ranked as one of the best jobs available using a combination of measures including income and employment prospects.
Applied Mathematics: This option well prepares the student to use mathematics to solve problems in a wide-range of fields. Students must complete a second major or minor with computer science, chemistry, and electrical engineering being common second fields.
Mathematics Education: This option prepares a student to obtain a North Carolina teaching license and to teach mathematics in the North Carolina secondary schools. There is a serious shortage of secondary school mathematics teachers, so employment prospects are excellent.
Traditional Mathematics: This option allows the student to delve deeply into mathematics with the most extensive set of mathematics courses of any of the options. This strong foundation is then supplemented by a required second major or minor.