Mathematics is the study of numbers, patterns, shapes, and changes.

For this major you’ll take lots of mathematics classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in mathematics.

Sample Courses

Mathematics Courses:

  • Algebra
  • Functions, Foundations and Models
  • Number Theory
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Plane Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Combinatorics
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Survey of Mathematical Structures
  • History of Mathematics
  • Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Mathematical Thought
  • Geometry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Point-Set Topology
  • Probability and Mathematical Theory of Statistics

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Engineering & Mathematics Major Reyla P.

“I chose math and engineering as my major because I love challenges. Math is something that you can always find different ways to solve a problem. And it’s interesting to me to see how everybody’s thought process is.”

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Mathematics Major Destiny S.

“My major is mathematics. And the reason why I chose mathematics is because, one, I love numbers. And I just love that math is implied in our life every day. When you’re using your car, you’re using calculus. So that’s one thing I’ve always enjoyed.”

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Mathematics & Industrial Engineering Major Ariel A.

“I am currently a junior at Spelman College, studying mathematics and industrial engineering in the dual degree engineering program. I chose those two majors because I’ve always been interested in problem-solving. Mathematics, usually you can get a problem and be able to solve the answer and know that you have the right answer. So I get assurance in knowing that when I am doing these problems, when I am working, I can always figure out if I’m on the right path or not.”

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