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Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts

Math can be found in every part of our lives. With career options that are practically endless, you can earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degree from UWA and plan to have a career in areas such as research, technology and government, as well as be prepared to attend graduate programs in mathematics.  

During this program, you will learn to understand, apply, create, analyze and interpret the language of mathematics as well as communicate sound mathematical reasoning and express the results of data analysis. 

In addition to the base degree, The BS/BA in Mathematics program offers two tracks: 

  • Actuarial Sciences Track. Everything in life comes down to probability. What is the chance that something does or doesn’t happen? What are the risks involved? How are statistics applied? If these are the questions you find yourself asking, consider studying Actuarial Science. The Actuarial Sciences Track is designed to help students discover the relationships between probability, mathematics, statistics, finance and economics. Upon graduating, you will be prepared to assess risk within a wide range of industries — from finance to computer programming. Your track in mathematics will also prepare you for the first two exams of the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society — Probability and Financial Mathematics.  
  • Computer Engineering Technology Comprehensive. If you are fascinated by computers and how they’ll shape our future, then the Computer Information Systems Major track — one of the most innovative programs at The University of West Alabama — is for you. Our CIS program introduces you to the most current programming languages, network administration techniques and offers hands-on information-processing challenges that promote critical thinking skills needed for today’s business/industry. During the program, you’ll gain additional job qualifications through internships and certifications. Access to the leading computer technology gives you the tools to be successful inside and outside the classroom. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to be an integral part of the day-to-day operations of any company. 

Visit the Academic Catalog for information regarding program admission requirements, prerequisites, course offerings and more.

Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

120 hours

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Sample Courses

MH213 Linear Algebra 

3 Credits

Explores computational techniques and basic theory of linear algebra. Topics covered include matrices, determinants, real vector spaces, linear transformations and eigenvalues. Prerequisite: MH122. 

MH223 Multivariable Calculus

4 Credits

Vector calculus, parametric equations, polar and spherical coordinates, analytic geometry, differential calculus of functions of several variables and multiple integration (including line integrals, Green’s Theorem, and Stoke’s Theorem). Problem solving techniques in engineering and science. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MH122.   

MH224 Applied Differential Equation

3 Credits

An introduction to differential equations covering techniques for solving first, second, and higher order equations using a variety of methods including series solutions, Laplace Transforms, and numerical methods. Strong emphasis on physical applications. Prerequisite: MH122. 

Career Outlook

Because of the skillset of mathematicians, many of our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics graduates have been employed in a very diverse set of fields. Business, Management, Research, Academia, Medical and Public Service are all career sectors for the mathematician. Others have gone on to attend graduate school in mathematics or a professional school in a field of their choice. 

Graduates of the Actuarial Science program are in high demand. They can be found in Insurance Companies, Investment Banks, Consulting Firms and Government Agencies and many go on to attend graduate school in Actuarial Science. 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics — Computer Information Systems Majors are well prepared for such careers as Business Analyst, Requirements Analysts, Systems Analyst, Network Technician, Network Systems Analyst and more. 

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