What is A Mathematics (BS) Degree?
Most of us have a sense of what mathematics is because we all took it in school and either loved it or hated it! But, to explain what mathematics looks at is really hard to do because of how many parts the field has. Most experts say that you can divide math into two main parts: theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics. Most of the math that you’ve probably taken before college is theoretical math, like algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
For a BS degree in Mathematics you will take more courses in theoretical math like Calculus I and II, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Complex Variables. You’ll also study applied math like Physics (requiring Calculus), Computer Applications, Probability and Statistics, Topology, and Real Analysis. Math majors, like Engineering and Science majors, often earn more money initially than other Bachelor’s degree graduates.
The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.