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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.A. and B.S.

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About the B.A. and B.S. in Mathematics

  • Preparation for positions in statistics, applied mathematics, and financial analysis in business, government, or industry
  • Preparation for graduate school in mathematics, statistics, mathematics education, or risk management/actuarial science
  • Preparation for secondary teaching
  • Preparation for the first two exams of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society (See separate section on Arcadia’s Actuarial Science major.)
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world

Arcadia University’s Mathematics programs are designed to help students to develop problem-solving skills as well as the theoretical insight needed both for applications and graduate study. Courses use state-of-the-art technology, including graphing calculators, computer algebra systems such as Maple, Geometer’s Sketchpad, and statistical software such as SAS and SPSS.

The curriculum allows students to specialize in Secondary Education or pure math. Arcadia also offers majors in Computer Science, Computing Technology, and Actuarial Science. Information on these majors is listed separately.

Recent graduates are actuaries, secondary teachers, biostatisticians, statistical programmers, financial analysts, and graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and engineering. They have found positions with companies such as Boeing, Ernst & Young, Towers Watson, and Aon Consulting. Students have continued their educations at universities such as Columbia, Wisconsin, Rutgers, George Mason, Delaware, and Villanova.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts degree program prepares students for teaching mathematics at the elementary and secondary school level and for jobs in industry and business. It can serve as a second major for students specializing in other fields.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science degree program involves a deeper investigation of both mathematics and applied sciences and prepares students for graduate study, teaching and work in programming and research. Career options include business, government, industry, teaching positions at all levels from elementary through university, and actuarial science positions.

Requirements for the B.A. and B.S. in Mathematics

(40-60 credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives to total 128 credits)

Common Curriculum for both degree programs

(28 credits as listed below)

Additional Requirements

For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mathematics

(20 credits as listed below)

Two courses in Mathematics chosen from the following:

Two Mathematics elective at the 300 level

For the Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Mathematics

(28 credits as listed below)

Three Mathematics electives at the 300 level

Additional Requirement

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