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Mathematics Major

Earn a bachelor's degree in mathematics

A math degree will help you develop problem solving skills valuable in a wide variety of careers and industries. At SBU you also can choose to combine your mathematics degree with another major or minor in another discipline, such as computer science or business, to add depth to your academic program and expand career possibilities available to you.

As a math major at SBU, you will benefit from small class sizes allowing you to interact closely with your classmates and build lifelong friendships. You also will form close relationships with your faculty, who are highly qualified in the field of mathematics, work hard to stay current on mathematics trends and frequently presenting at conferences and seminars.

According to the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), mathematics is the 12th highest paying college major in the first five years after graduation. A mathematics degree from SBU will equip you for success in a variety of careers as you learn how to become a creative analytical thinker with the problem-solving skills employers desire.

The Mathematics degree is offered through SBU's College of Professional Programs


Degree plan

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The SBU Advantage

  • Put your learning into action by leading math labs, serving as a math tutor or helping with math contests SBU hosts for elementary and middle school students.
  • Engage in research alongside a faculty member while still an undergraduate student.
  • Utilize mathematics technology such as cutting-edge GeoGebra, software which is used to illustrate various mathematics topics.

Faith Integration

SBU is home to the Darrell R. Strait Center for the Integration of Science and Christian Faith, which is intentionally focused on equipping students to study the history and philosophy of science, Biblical hermeneutics, and the integration of science and faith. Faculty encourage discussion of ethical issues that arise in the world of science and challenge students to use their Christian faith as the basis for approaching all issues. SBU believes strongly that science and Christian faith can be integrated and support each other.

As a math major, you will take a course from the Strait Center, Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith, and will have the option to add a second major in Integration of Science and Christian Faith by taking the other Strait Center courses, including Methods of Biblical Interpretation, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, and History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.


Those who study mathematics at SBU have pursued a variety of careers at organizations such as:

  • Cerner Corporation
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • NASA
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Williams Companies

Graduate schools

Many of our graduates have pursued further education at institutions such as:

  • Baylor University
  • Clemson University
  • Missouri State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska

Abraham Pascoe
"In talking to my colleagues I have realized that much of what I was taught at SBU was explained better to me than to my colleagues at their undergraduate universities. I have a clearer understanding and better methods for how to do things, which has helped me better collaborate at graduate school."
Abraham Pascoe '16
Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant in Mathematics at Missouri State University


As a math major, you will have the opportunity to apply for several privately funded departmental scholarships including:

  • Friends of the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship - an endowed scholarship fund established by the curators and friends of the School of Arts and Sciences for students who are enrolled at SBU with a major in the College of Science and Mathematics and have demonstrated high academic honors and good balance between the academic, spiritual, and social aspects of campus life.
  • Jerry and Martha Harns Scholarship - an annual scholarship established by Colonel and Mrs. Harns to students majoring in mathematics or science.