Bachelor's degree in Mathematics
B.A. and B.S. in mathematics; minor
K-State's math department offers quantitative and problem-solving skills for use in math careers or other fields. Math graduates are sought for their specialized knowledge and ability to reason, think analytically and solve problems.
Laboratories offer numerous ways for students to make connections and go far beyond classroom learning.
The K-State difference
The university’s I-Center fosters groups of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and faculty jointly working on cutting-edge problems in applied mathematics, pure mathematics and interdisciplinary research.
Students have many opportunities for involvement in undergraduate research, and in doing so enhance their excellence in national research programs and make invaluable connections for their futures.
Additionally, the Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar introduces students to our department, programs, various applications and career opportunities through presentations by alumni, faculty, and business and government representatives.
Did you know?
For more than 25 years, K-State has been a very selective recommended mathematics program in Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.
What classes will I take in mathematics?
Students earning a bachelor's degree in mathematics may choose from one of four concentrations depending on their career interests:
- Applied mathematics is for students who intend to apply mathematics in business, government or industry.
- Actuarial mathematics is for students who intend to work in actuarial or financial services sectors.
- Mathematics pregraduate is for students who intend to enter graduate school to work toward an advanced degree in either pure or applied mathematics.
- Mathematics teacher preparation is for students who intend to become secondary school mathematics teachers. These students should also complete requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education, the Mathematics Teacher Licensure Program (EDMTH), and the K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program.
Exceptional students may obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years through the concurrent program.
How can I continue my education?
What can I do with a degree in math?
- Actuarial or financial services sector
- Researching and applying mathematics in business, government or industry
- Research or teaching mathematics at a university
- Teaching mathematics in a college or secondary school
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
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