Best fit for:
• First-time college students or transfers
• Students 18-22
• Residential students at our main campus
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Reasoning beyond calculating.
A Bachelor of Science in Math emphasizes that to know mathematics is to be engaged in a quest to understand and communicate, not merely to calculate. Laboratory work and fieldwork are necessary for a full understanding of mathematics.
Mathematics is a method of reasoning used to test truths. Some scholars define mathematics as observation, experiment, discovery, and conjecture. Mathematics is described as a science of order or a science of patterns and relationships. As a science of patterns, mathematics is a mode of inquiry that reveals fundamental truths about the order of our world. Mathematics is the language in which nature speaks.
Students study mathematics by classifying, explaining and describing patterns in all their manifestations. Students majoring or minoring in mathematics have the opportunity to develop capabilities to communicate and understand the natural phenomena related to their physical or social environments, ability to interpret everyday life problems through mathematical or logical representations, knowledge of how to solve the mathematical representations of real-world problems, ability to draw inferences by reasoning and to check the results of their mathematical representations for accuracy and validity.
Mathematics majors must choose between one of the following concentrations:
• Actuarial Science
• Applied Math
• Pure Math
What classes will I take?
MATH 2300. Discrete Mathematics
MATH 2450. Calculus I
MATH 2460. Calculus Ii
MATH 2470. Calculus Iii
MATH 3000. Introduction to Differential Equations
MATH 3550. Linear Algebra
MATH 3600. Abstract Algebra
MATH 4950. Directed Independent Research
MATH 4960. Senior Seminar
Six additional courses must be taken. You may choose from any mathematics course numbered 3000 or above to meet this requirement.
Prepare to Make a Life
What can I do with a major in MATHEMATICS?
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers in:
- Data Processing
- Quality Control
- Government Administration
- Data Collection
- Information Analysis
- Computer Programming
- Systems Analyst
- Banking Branch Manager