B.A. Degree with a Major in Mathematics

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

Mathematicians study quantity, distance and space with the goal of problem solving, reasoning, making connections and communicating. They advance knowledge by developing new principles and recognizing previously unknown relationships between existing principles of mathematics. Applied mathematicians use mathematical theories and techniques, including mathematical modeling and computational methods, to formulate and solve real-world problems in business, government and engineering, and in the areas of physical, life and social sciences.

The Valdosta State Difference

Students enrolled in the mathematics and applied mathematics programs have the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of faculty members and present their findings at the annual Arts and Sciences Symposium on Undergraduate Research. Three computer labs are available for student use, including a Smart Lab with workstations connected to Linux, Solaris and Windows servers. Valdosta State provides mathematics and applied mathematics students with opportunities for cooperative education, which integrates classroom instruction with practical work experience. Outstanding students have the opportunity to participate in Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honorary Society.

What You'll Learn

The undergraduate curriculum in mathematics prepares students for graduate-level study, focusing on theoretical or pure mathematics. Students take required courses in areas such as calculus, linear algebra, analytic geometry, analysis, statistics and set theory, in addition to free electives within the discipline.

The minor program in mathematics requires 16-17 hours of coursework, with required courses in the areas of calculus and set theory.

FYSE (3 hr) can substitute for 3 hours of PERS. The 4th hour of PERS is waived, but because USG requires 120 hours to earn a bachelor’s degree, this 1 hour is moved to general electives. 


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