# Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

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## Why Choose Mathematics?

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is Wright State University's standard college mathematics program. Select this program if you wish to study mathematics *per se*, rather than statistics, computing, or applications of mathematics.It may also be the program you choose if you intend to pursue mathematics (or closely related disciplines) at the graduate level. If you wish to prepare for entry into the job market, you can do so in this program by wisely choosing among the many available electives.

Modern mathematics has several major branches. The three most commonly studied by undergraduate mathematics majors are algebra, geometry and topology, and analysis. Well-prepared freshmen will have sampled parts of the first two of these in high school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. In college, mathematics majors encounter the beginning topic in the third branch—analysis—in their calculus classes.

**Advisor**

Qun Li, PhD

145 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Building

937-775-4578

Qun.Li@wright.edu

## Careers

Don’t limit yourself to one career field! Wright State University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in mathematics and statistics give you many options. You can prepare for further graduate work. If you want to enter the workforce immediately upon graduating you will have the tools that provide you with almost limitless employment options.

## Real-World Experience

Hands-on experience is part of developing the analytical and quantitative skills you came to college to acquire. Our many business partners in the Dayton area mean you have access to top experts and facilities where you can apply your knowledge to real-world problems—and perhaps find your future career—during internships, co-ops, job shadowing, research, and other learning experiences.

## Academics and Curriculum

The core courses in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program for the junior and senior years are two year-long sequences in algebra and analysis. Several characteristics distinguish these and other advanced courses from more elementary ones. Generally speaking, the upper level courses emphasize the development of logical reasoning as concepts and objects (e.g., numbers, sets, functions, limits, matrices) are discussed in a deeper, more precise way. Careful justification, in the form of deductive proof, is given for the facts, or theorems, which are presented. The reliance upon deductive proof as the basis of truth and the tendency toward abstraction are two fundamental characteristics of present-day mathematics. Students in the B.S. in Mathematics program will be thoroughly exposed to both during their junior and senior years.

View Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Degree Requirements Checklist (PDF)

## Admission

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in mathematics.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in mathematics.