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B.S. Mathematics

We See Your Future in Mathematics
Prepare to lead with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics that prepares you for a huge variety of disciplines.
Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Do you have a mind for numbers and equations? Are you a creative problem-solver? Do you dream of a career that lets you explore your passion for math? Norfolk State University’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematics will prepare you for a diverse range of careers and graduate programs that call for analytical skills, along with programming and mathematical knowledge.

You’re probably wondering, “what jobs can you get with a mathematics degree?” Well, as a Mathematics major at NSU, you’ll build a strong foundation in mathematics that can apply to fields such as engineering, teaching, the physical sciences and entrepreneurship.

A mathematics degree designed with you in mind

To help you tailor your mathematics degree to your career goals, we offer two specialized tracks. If you’re interested in teaching, our teacher certification concentration certifies you to teach at the secondary school level while providing hands-on teaching experience. Our applied mathematics degree track will provide you with the tools necessary to become a mathematical scientist or engineer ready for opportunities in private industry, government or graduate school.

B.S. in Mathematics Degree at a Glance

  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6:1
  • Formats Offered: In Person
  • Total Credit Hours: 120

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Why Earn Your Bachelor’s in Mathematics at NSU?

For more than 30 years, NSU’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program has helped students develop the skills and knowledge to become successful critical thinkers, problem-solvers and leaders in their fields.

At NSU, you will be part of an ever-growing community of scholars, peers and alumni dedicated to serving their communities and helping each other reach new levels of greatness. As a Mathematics major at NSU, you’ll also benefit from:

Highly engaged faculty

Thanks to our exceptionally low student-to-faculty ratio, you can work closely with published faculty mentors who are renowned in their fields and foster interactive classes to help you connect theory and the world beyond campus.

Hands-on experience in your field

In addition to the practice that you’ll get with the software and computers that you’ll use every day in your career, you will also get opportunities to participate in one-on-one research projects with faculty and to attend seminars on professionalism and career preparation. If you decide on the teacher certification track, you will get real-world experience teaching in the classroom.

An affordable bachelor’s in mathematics

NSU takes pride in offering a very accessible and affordable Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. We also offer several scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 to help you pay for tuition, books, fees and even housing.

What Courses Will I Take as a Mathematics Degree Student?

Mathematics majors at NSU master the fundamentals of mathematics, statistics and computing. On top of these skills, they also build strong soft skills, such as communication, writing and presenting. These skills will help you stand out as you enter the job market and progress through your career.

For students in the teacher certification track, you’ll learn about the latest teaching methods, classroom management strategies and child development.

Some of the courses at the core of our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics include:

  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modeling in the Sciences
  • Statistical Theory
  • Complex Variables

View the full bachelor’s in mathematics program curriculum

Where Will My Mathematics Degree Take Me? 

If you’re like most aspiring Mathematics majors, you’re probably asking, “what jobs can you get with a mathematics degree?” Mathematics is an incredibly versatile field of study that can prepare you for quickly growing careers in areas like statistics, actuarial science, biostatistics, law enforcement, education, entrepreneurship, professional tutoring, computer engineering, software engineering and systems analysis.

Many of our Mathematics majors are accepted into prestigious graduate programs to continue improving their math skills and increasing their career potential.

Career outlook for Mathematics majors

Employment for mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow by 33% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s over three times the average for all other occupations!

Some popular careers you’ll be prepared to pursue with a bachelor’s in mathematics include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Actuary
  • Economist
  • Teacher
  • Budget analyst
  • Accountant
  • Auditor

How Do I Get Started in the Mathematics Degree at NSU?

As a Mathematics major at Norfolk State University, you’ll always be supported by our world-class team of caring advisers and staff members, who can help you learn how to apply to NSU and find the financial aid that’s available as you work to earn your bachelor’s in mathematics. Still wondering “what jobs can you get with a mathematics degree?” Reach out to us and we can help you decide whether a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is right for you and your career aspirations.

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