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Mathematics

Bradley’s mathematics program develops your understanding of math processes and applies your knowledge to professional settings.

Preparing You for Success

You learn how math explains the world around you, and you apply that knowledge to business, computers and other sciences. Classes introduce you to research and high-level analytical tools you can use professionally. The major gives you a broad foundation in statistics, problem-solving and advanced math, then you can tailor it to your career interests. It can be paired with a second major, such as chemistry, computer science, finance or physics.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Close relationships with faculty in small classes
  • Opportunities to network and present research at regional conferences and math competitions
  • A yearlong senior project

Making Your Mark

Math majors are valuable in cryptography, data analytics, financial forecasting and software engineering. Recent graduates have attended graduate school at the University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Illinois and University of Iowa. They're working for schools, insurance companies, financial institutions and consulting firms.

Major Requirements

The math major requires 24 hours in courses numbered 301 or above. Students obtaining a Mathematics Major must choose a track.

Mathematics Core - 21-22 hrs.

  • MTH 121: Calculus I - 4 hrs.
  • MTH 122: Calculus II - 4 hrs.
  • MTH 223: Calculus III - 4 hrs.
  • MTH 207: Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications - 3 hrs.
  • MTH 325: Probability and Statistics I - 3 hrs.
  • CS 100: Introduction to Programming Concepts and Languages - 3 hrs.
    or CS 101: Introduction to Programming - 4 hrs.

Additional Required Courses - 6-7 hrs.

  • MTH 120: Discrete Mathematics - 3 hrs.
    or MTH 224: Elementary Differential Equations - 3 hrs.
    or an additional course ≥ MTH 301
  • MTH 420: Introduction to Analysis - 3 hrs

Applied Mathematics Track - 15 hrs.

  • MTH 224: Elementary Differential Equations - 3 hrs.
    or MTH 345: Differential Equations - 3 hrs.
  • MTH 414: Partial Differential Equations - 3 hrs.
    or MTH 514: Partial Differential Equations - 3 hrs.
  • MTH 427: Applied Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
    or MTH 428: Topics in Applied Statistics - 3 hrs.
    or MTH 410: Numerical Methods I - 3 hrs.
    or MTH 510: Numerical Methods I - 3 hrs.
  • One course from Group III
  • One course from Group I or II
  • *Two upper division courses from outside the Mathematics Department

*Chosen in consultation with an advisor and approved by the department chair, may be substituted for the additional courses.

Traditional Mathematics Track - 12 hrs.

  • MTH 404: Modern Algebra I - 3 hrs.
  • MTH 495: Senior Project in Mathematics II - 3 hrs.
  • One course from Group I
  • One course from Group II