Have you considered majoring in math, but are not sure what you could do with a
degree in math? See our Why Study Math page for
information about careers in mathematics.
Majors in Mathematics
The mathematics department at Seattle Pacific University offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
B.A. degree in mathematics is designed to provide
students with a good general background in mathematics. Students majoring
in mathematics can learn analytical skills which can be used in a wide variety
of fields. This option also provides an excellent background for for students
interested in mathematics as a liberal arts major and for those who
wish to teach mathematics at the secondary level.
B.S. degree in mathematics is designed for students planning graduate work or professional careers in mathematics.
B.S. degree in computational mathematics is an interdisciplinary major designed for students interested in careers involving the application of mathematics
and computer science.
A mathematics education major is also offered for elementary certification through the
School of Education.
Other Special Programs
A student interested in becoming an actuary (What is an
actuary?) should major in mathematics or mathematics-economics. The following mathematics courses should be included:
- MAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Mathematics
and Science (5 credits)
- MAT 4363 Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
- MAT 4725 Numerical Analysis (5 credits)
- MAT 4830 Mathematical Modeling (5 credits)
along with some independent study. These courses provide the foundation for taking
the initial actuarial exams. Further work in economics is also helpful.
Students desiring a major in mathematics/economics should consult a mathematics advisor for information on a student-designed major.
Engineering Science with an emphasis in Mathematics
A student wishing to get a B. S. in Engineering Science with an emphasis in mathematics should consult the
Requirements for mathematics minor.