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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Mathematical Sciences 

Do you excel at math? You’re in luck; math majors are in high demand.

Employees who understand numbers are sought after across the globe for careers in risk management, actuarial roles and more.

Perhaps you have a passion for explaining how mathematical formulas work. Pfeiffer’s math program offers two options: mathematics or mathematical sciences education.

Majoring in mathematics prepares you for a career in business or industry. The mathematical sciences education program equips you to teach in a school setting. With a job placement rate of 93 percent, Pfeiffer is the perfect place to get your teaching license.

Main Campus: Historical Misenheimer

Pfeiffer’s undergraduate mathematical sciences degree program, in the division of arts & sciences, is available at the Misenheimer campus. Participate in the Math Club to maximize your networking potential.

Curriculum

The curriculum in mathematical sciences education offers a comprehensive program of study, including a four-semester sequence in elementary and intermediate calculus and a two-semester sequence in advanced calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, modern geometry, linear and abstract algebra. A variety of introductory and special courses, serving the needs of general education and majors in business, teacher education and the natural and social sciences are also available.

Students may either major, minor or take a concentration in math for teacher education in mathematics. Mathematics majors may continue with graduate study in mathematics, statistics, computer science, operations research, biomathematics and other areas.

Requirements for a Major in Mathematic Sciences (58 SH)

  • MATH 302 Calculus I
  • MATH 303 Calculus II
  • MATH 400 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 411 Calculus III
  • MATH 412 Calculus IV
  • MATH 420 Differential Equations
  • MATH 502 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 570 Math Seminar
  • PHYS 303 Calculus-Based General Physics
  • PHYS 304 Calculus-Based General Physics II

You will also need to take additional courses in mathematics at 400-level or above to reach the 58 semester-hours minimum.

Choose one of the following two course sequences:

  • CHEM 301 General Chemistry I and CHEM 302 General Chemistry II, or
  • BIOL 211 General Biology I and BIOL 212 General Biology II
  • Two COMP courses along with one of the above tracks (the courses selected must be approved by Mathematics Program Chair)

In order to meet state certification requirements, students planning to teach secondary school mathematics must take, in addition to the courses listed above:

  • MATH 410
  • MATH 430
  • MATH 440, or MATH 503

Reading qualification in French or German is recommended for students considering graduate work in mathematics.

Requirements for a Minor in Mathematics,

Courses are to be taken in sequence until the minimum semester hour requirement is met.

  • MATH 220 College Algebra
  • MATH 235 College Trigonometry
  • MATH 302 Calculus I
  • MATH 303 Calculus II

You will also need to take additional courses taken at 400-level or above to complete minor in Mathematics. If students start their minor with MATH 302, the semester hour requirement is reduced to 17.

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Secondary Education Teaching Licensure

If you are interested in teaching grades 9-12, visit our secondary education teaching licensure certificate page

Division of Education 

Visit the division of education page to find out more information about:

  • Application for admission to the education program
  • Student teaching
  • Pfeiffer’s AIG (academically and intellectually gifted) add-on licensure program
  • Education-specific scholarship programs
  • Pfeiffer University’s CAEP National Accreditation (through 2021)

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Careers

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Ready to get started? Apply now.

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Have questions? Just ask!
Emily Carella
(800) 338-2060
(704) 463-1360
emily.carella@pfeiffer.edu

Mathematics Program Advisor

Ying Yaemsiri-King
Professor of Mathematics/Program Chair
(704) 463-3301
yaemsiri.king@pfeiffer.edu