#1 best job
In 2014, the website CareerCast ranked mathematician #1 in its ranking of the 10 best jobs. In fact, three of the top four jobs (mathematician, statistician, and actuary) are generally filled by people with degrees in mathematical sciences. And CareerCast estimated mid-level income for mathematicians in 2014 at $101,360.
SPU’s math majors benefit from being in a small, tight-knit community in the midst of a booming, buzzing city. The faculty are committed to excellent instruction and, more importantly, to the character and spiritual development of you as a student.
The bachelor of arts degree provides you with a good general experience in mathematics, teaching you analytical skills that can be used in a wide variety of fields. This option also provides you with an excellent foundation if you’re interested in mathematics as a liberal arts major and teaching mathematics at the secondary level.
If you are planning graduate work or a professional career in mathematics, this bachelor of science degree is designed for you.
If you are interested in applications of mathematics in other fields, this interdisciplinary bachelor of science degree is designed for you. In addition to completing coursework in mathematics, you must select a field of concentration in which mathematics is applied, and complete coursework in both fields.
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Applying for a major
Apply for a major by the beginning of your junior year using this Major or Minor Application form. For admission you must have earned a GPA of 2.5 or above in 15 credits of mathematics that apply to the major.
Future teachers: Integrated Studies
If you plan to obtain elementary school (K–8) teaching certification and are interested in mathematics, you must major in Integrated Studies with a concentration in mathematics.