Senior Capstone Experiences allow Catawba Mathematics students to pursue a special interest by creating a research project to explore in-depth.

## Mathematics Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics

### Calculate your future by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics

In recent years, 100% of Catawba College Mathematics majors had a job or had been accepted into graduate school upon graduation. In fact, Mathematics and Computer Science majors ranked 5^{th} out of the 10 College Majors with the Best Starting Salaries, according to www.USANews.com. Mathematicians also rank #3 on the list of Best Business Jobs for 2018 by* **U.S. News & World Report.*

Catawba College offers two degrees in Mathematics that provide flexibility for our students. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Mathematics is an extensive program of coursework in which undergraduates receive a well-rounded curriculum.

Catawba’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Mathematics provides exposure to the same well-rounded curriculum but gives students an opportunity to explore a related field to mathematics such as Chemistry, Accounting, Economics, or Psychology.

Students pursuing either a B.A. or a B.S. degree in Mathematics have the opportunity to pursue a Secondary Teacher Licensure that would allow them to teach Math in grades 9-12.

Minor in Mathematics

Catawba College offers a minor in Mathematics.

Secondary Teacher Licensure

If you are interested in a career as a secondary (grades 9-12) Math teacher, you will need a teacher licensure. Catawba College Mathematics undergrads must satisfy the requirements for the B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics, complete teacher education requirements and have a semester-long experience student teaching.

Mathematics Program Highlights

The Catawba College Mathematics faculty come from a broad background with a range of interests. Faculty specialties range from algebraic combinatorics, foundational logic of mathematics, graph theory, algebra, in particular group theory, and applied mathematics. These specialties in turn offer our students opportunities to pursue areas that have been unfamiliar to them.

Math undergraduates at Catawba can take independent studies and /or seminars geared to their specific interests. Typically, the special courses arrive as students express interest in a topic to a faculty member. Past independent studies and/or seminars offered have centered on topics such as mathematical economics, partial differential equations, R-programming, and fractal geometry.

Catawba College Math students have the opportunity to participate in different internships, most of which are completed during the summer months. Internships allow Mathematics undergraduates to apply their classroom learning in real-world settings and allow them to explore potential career paths

Catawba College Mathematics majors are encouraged to think about their academic major and their vocational futures in a global context and study abroad experiences are encouraged. Students can create their own independent study abroad opportunity or arrange one through Catawba’s consortium partner.

Catawba College Math major present their research on campus at the annual Interdisciplinary Creativity Symposium and at professional conferences like the Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society) Regional Conference.