A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics provides a rigorous course of study and leads to rewarding career paths. The bachelor’s of science degree in math at Southern Utah University boasts two exceptional emphases:
Working with your academic advisor, you will choose an emphasis that best aligns with your future career goals. Those majoring in pure mathematics often plan to continue their education in a graduate or professional degree, while those emphasizing in actuarial science combine math and statistics with finance and economics courses to pursue a career as an actuary.
Because of the small class sizes SUU offers, math students get much more interaction with faculty members compared to larger universities. This interaction allows math majors more opportunities for undergraduate research and one-on-one help with course material. None of SUU’s math courses are taught by graduate students. In fact, all of the mathematics faculty at Southern Utah University have doctoral degrees or at least a master’s degree in mathematics or math education. Most importantly, the math department has a 100% placement rate into graduate schools, teaching positions, and business.
A degree in mathematics lead to many high paying career opportunities and provide skills that apply to any job. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics details several of these positions:
|Position||Median Annual Salary||Anticipated Growth Through 2022|
*often requires master’s degree
A degree in math also provides excellent preparation for pre-professional programs such as law or medical school.
Seth Armstrong, Mathematics Department Chair
Name: W. Evan Johnson
Graduated: Class of 2002 (Double major in Math and Physics)
Current job: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Brigham Young University
“I received personal attention from my professors and was able to get to know them well while I was at SUU. I received invaluable counseling and direction that still influences my career in a positive way today. As I entered my graduate programs at BYU and Harvard, I was as well-prepared or better prepared than most my peers, many of whom had attended some of the top-ranked schools in the country. I’d recommend SUU’s math program to anyone.”