Mathematics Majors

The Mathematics Department at Seattle Pacific University offers curricula leading to the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Have you considered majoring in mathematics? Consider the advantages.

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#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.


BA in Mathematics

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.

BS in Mathematics

If you are planning graduate work or a professional career in mathematics, this bachelor of science degree is designed for you.

BS in Applied Mathematics

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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Entering a Math Major

You may enter the major during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the undergraduate catalog for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.   

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.

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Math minor

A math minor can give you an important advantage to your major, enabling you to respond to future employers’ needs.

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