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Making Music with Numbers
Can you imagine your graduation day at AUM? You and the lifelong friends you’ve made in the mathematics program toss your mortarboards high into the air. You’re mind races to the job offers that have already come your way. Maybe you’re getting ready to move to another state to take a position in banking, insurance and investment, oceanography, meteorology, computing, information technology…or some other fascinating job field.
Those kinds of career choices really could be yours with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from AUM. After all, the analytical skills you’ll cultivate via a math degree does a good job of preparing you to be an all-purpose problem-solver, even if you don’t plan to use advanced mathematics in your career. Additionally, professional schools such as medical school, law school, and pharmacy school often give priority to prospective students who have an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
Demand for math-trained individuals is substantial. Employment in math occupations is projected to grow 28 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add about 67,200 jobs.
To help you get to that graduation day you’re dreaming about, there are several undergraduate scholarships available to students majoring in mathematics.
Maybe your passion is teaching middle- or high-school mathematics. In conjunction with the College of Education, AUM offers the Bachelor of Science in Education/Secondary Mathematics, which prepares students to teach mathematics courses in grades 6-12.
If an engineering career is your passion, the AUM Pre-Engineering program offers a strong foundation for students intending to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering at the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The program takes approximately two years of full-time college work to complete before the student is ready to transfer to the Auburn University campus.
If your degree focus is in one of the S.T.E.M. fields—science, pre-engineering, computer science or mathematics—AUM provides an automatic scholarship to minor in Education and earn an Alabama teaching certificate. This unique program is called “AUMTeach.”
The Know How
What you will know with a Mathematics degree from AUM
Know how the critical thinking skills you’ll learn in the mathematics program will set you apart from the pack, no matter what industry you’re employed in.
Know how to put your skills and knowledge to work for the good of humanity.
Know why the ethical issues affecting business and science are so important in your efforts to do good and build a solid, sustainable career.
Know how the choices you have as a graduate in mathematics can lead to a variety of interesting job options.
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Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth
Check out our Career Discovery Board on this page to begin exploring your options. Contact us for a personal conversation or send us an email, so we can get the answers you need.
According to the Mathematical Association of America, math professions can be a promising career path–depending on your education level–based on mean income levels and job growth outlook.
It depends on several factors, like education level, industry, and job experience. Math occupations had a median annual wage of $93,170 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
No, but a lot of graduates do seek more advanced degrees, which expands their career options. Others go directly into the job market in finance, banking, insurance, and government sectors.
Is a Degree in Mathematics right for me?
With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
|Career/Job Title||Entry-level Education Requirements||Job Growth 2020-2030||Annual Median Salary|
|Operations Research Analysts||Bachelor’s Degree||25% (Much faster than average)||$86,200|
|Mathematician/Statistician||Master's degree||33% (Much faster than average)||$93,290|
|Actuary||Bachelor’s Degree||24% (Much faster than average)||$111,030|
|Data Scientist||Bachelor’s Degree||28% (2016 to 2026 projection)||$100,560|
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
College of Sciences
At AUM’s College of Sciences, you will have hands-on learning experiences, working side by side with scholars and researchers using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.
Our academic departments include Biology and Environmental Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Psychology. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.
Official Name of the Mathematics Degree
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.
To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, mathematics, and electives. Contact the Mathematics department for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.
The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.
|Course #||Course Name||Course Description|
|MATH 1610||Calculus I||Basic principles of differential and integral calculus, including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Includes applications in the management, natural and social sciences, including rates and optimization.|
|MATH 1620||Calculus II||A continuation of MATH 1610, Calculus I. Applications of the definite integral, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, polar coordinates, numerical integration, infinite series, Taylor’s Theorem, and power series.|
|MATH 2630||Multivariable Calculus||A continuation of MATH 1620 Calculus II. Vectors and curvilinear motion; partial derivatives; gradient and its applications; multivariable Chain Rule; maxima and minima, including Lagrange multipliers; double and triple integration; line integrals; Green’s Theorem; surface integrals; Divergence Theorem; Stokes’ Theorem. Prerequisite MATH 1620.|
|MATH 2660||Linear Algebra||Algebra of Matrices, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, subspaces, bases, coordinization, linear transformations and their matrix representations, determinants, eigenvalues, and diagonalization.|
|STAT 4670||Mathematical Statistics I||Basic probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions, discrete bivariate distributions, distribution functions of random variables, the Central Limit Theorem, basics of statistical inference including point estimation, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple regression.|