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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics.

There are no limits to what you can do.

There are a number of reasons to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Perhaps you want to work with other mathematicians and scientists to figure out some of the world’s most pressing issues. Or use your marketable skills to help lead businesses to profit. Perhaps you want to teach math and inspire others to pursue careers in STEM fields. Maybe you want to do all of the above. No matter what, you will be a problem solver.

As a William Woods University Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics student, you will study a range of areas including statistics, linear and abstract algebra, differential equations, and logic, as well as the use of technology in solving problems.

Our faculty comes from various backgrounds, with diverse experience in research, teaching and business, yet they all have one common denominator—great passion and excitement to help you flourish.

Build a strong mathematics foundation and specialized coursework on top of our committed faculty and you’ll have what it takes to pursue your individual goals. Math can be a flexible and attractive option for students considering a double major.

Special opportunities

  • Enjoy a great deal of interaction with your professors and peers, thanks to small class sizes
  • Study a range of areas in mathematics, including calculus, differential equations, statistics, linear and abstract algebra and more
  • Take advantage of opportunities for further areas of study and research on your own, with a team or with a faculty member
  • Join a number of academic, honorary and leadership organizations, including Alpha Chi, the President’s Twenty and the Student Alumni Council
  • Get involved in the community through the Science Demo Team, an outreach program designed to promote science in the Fulton, MO community
  • Graduate prepared for continued study in graduate school, studying mathematics, statistics or actuarial science

Career opportunities

While math is one of the most interesting fields you can study, it is also lucrative. According to a 2013-2014 Payscale College Salary Report, some mathematics majors have a median starting salary around $49,400 (non-specialty area of concentration), $52,500 (statisticians) or $58,600 (actuaries).

Pursue an exciting career in:

  • Research and development
  • Analytics
  • Banking, finance or accountancy
  • Actuarial science
  • Market research
  • Data analysis
  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Teaching
  • Operations
  • Business
  • And more

Perspectives

Being a math major at William Woods was a great experience for me. The class sizes were small, which made it feel more personal, and it was easy for us to get a lot of one-on-one help from professors. These small classes also prepared me for my graduate studies by allowing me ample time and opportunity to grasp the information.

— Kyle Proebsting, BA in Mathematics graduate

Requirements/Curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degree at William Woods University consists of 122 distinct credit hours for graduation—including 37 core major credits, a minor, and a year of foreign language.

Courses you may take

MAT 124

Calculus I -M

5.00

MAT 214

Calculus II

4.00

MAT 215

Linear Algebra

3.00

MAT 224

Calculus III

4.00

MAT 312

Differential Equations

3.00

MAT 313

Math Probability and Statistics

3.00

MAT 314

Higher Geometry

3.00

MAT 324

Formal Logic

3.00

MAT 325

Introduction to Numerical Analysis

3.00

MAT 422

Modern Algebra

3.00

MAT 423

Theory of Numbers

3.00

Curriculum


Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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