Mathematics Degree Programs

BS Applied Mathematics

Our Bachelors of Science (BS) in Applied Mathematics can prepare you for a BIG career (Business, Industry, Government, and related areas)! Consider adding a Basic Certificate in Data Science to your major as well to become highly marketable in the fast paced world of big data and data analytics. 

This degree provides students with a sound curriculum designed to be consistent with expanding uses of mathematics in business and industry. It is intended to be preparation for industrial or governmental employment or for the study of applied mathematics at the graduate level. It is our most popular mathematics program.

See the Advising Information for a sample program which shows how the degree requirements could be distributed over four years, a detailed checklist, and a degree tree that shows the required math courses and their prerequisites.

BA Mathematics

This program provides students with a major in mathematics within the framework of a broad-based general education. The "traditional" mathematics degree, it is intended primarily as preparation for the study of mathematics at the graduate level.

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BA Mathematics - Secondary Education Track

Valdosta State Mathematics boasts one of very few Mathematics degree programs that also leads to secondary education certification! The BA in Mathematics with Sec. Ed. Certification is a complete mathematics degree with additional course work and student teaching opportunities to help you earn your certification. With this program, you can earn your degree and at the same time, become eligible to teach high school mathematics directly upon graduation! Also, if you decide that teaching is not for you, your coursework has not gone to waste – after all, you will have earned a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics! 

This program provides students with a major in mathematics within the framework of a broad-based general education as well as prepares students for certification in secondary mathematics.  Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education and Human Services prior to enrolling in the professional education courses.  Students must also meet the Student Teaching requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

See the Advising Information for a sample program which shows how the degree requirements could be distributed over four years, a detailed checklist, and a degree tree that shows the required math courses and their prerequisites.

Minor in Mathematics

The Mathematics Department offers a minor in Mathematics requiring 16-17 hours of course work:

Required: Math 2262 & 3040 and three of the following courses: Math 2263, 3340, 3600, 4150, 4081, 4082, 4260, 4300, 4621, 4622, 4651, 4652, 4901, 4902, 4910.

A Computer Science major can obtain a Minor in Mathematics with the addition of just two courses: 3040 and one of these courses: Math 2263, 4150, 4081, 4260, 4901 (if not taken for CS), 4902, 4651 (if not taken for CS), 4652. The other requirements are met through the fulfillment of the CS degree requirements.

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Math major not for you?

Consider adding a Minor in Mathematics or Applied Statistics to your program. If you are a STEM major, then you may already be halfway toward completing a Minor in Mathematics or Applied Statistics.