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B.S. Mathematics

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Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The Mathematics Department assists students of all majors in mastering the quantitative skills necessary for success in their various disciplines. The Department prepares students majoring in mathematics for careers in the mathematical sciences from both a theoretical and an applied viewpoint, providing simultaneous preparation for those who wish to pursue graduate study.

What to Expect As a Student

Applied Mathematics students will receive a strong preparation in mathematics with applications in engineering and the physical sciences. Graduates in this program are qualified as mathematical scientists or engineers for opportunities in industry, government, or graduate school. If you're interested in obtaining the Teacher Certification (in cooperation with the School of Education), this  option certifies students to teach at the secondary school level. Students in this program are required to pass the PRAXIS Examination and complete a student teaching experience.

The Masters of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in mathematics is also offered through the School of Education. In the Dual Degree Program, which allows you to earn 2 degrees at once (one in your major field of study and the other in mathematics). For those who are interested in a minor in mathematics, you will achieve recognition for acquiring a certain level of knowledge and expertise in mathematics, by taking certain courses in mathematics, but without actually earning a degree in it.

Program At a Glance

Average Class Size:

  • Program Completion: 4 years
    Total Credit Hours: 120 for Applied Mathematics or Teacher

Where Will My Degree Take Me?

Mathematics graduates can pursue graduate study or they can obtain immediate employment in industry, government, or secondary education. Graduates are enabled to pursue opportunities in areas such as statistics, actuarial science, biostatistics, law enforcement, charter school administration, entrepreneurship, professional tutoring, computer engineering, software engineering, or systems analysis. In addition, they may elect to teach in middle school, high school, or at the college level with advanced study.

Contact us

For further information, contact: Dr. Anne M. Fernando, Associate Professor and Chair, at​

    • 35 (for 100 and 200 level classes)
    • 15 (for 300 and 400 level classes)
    • 150 for dual degree a candidate
    • 30 of which are reserved for certain mathematics courses
    • 16 for Mathematics Minors