The nation's three best jobs in terms of income and other factors - the list is headed by mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians - are careers suited for math majors. Of the study's top 10 jobs, three others also require extensive math skills.

Source: A Comprehensive Ranking of 200 Different Jobs, 2009 

In Demand

In our highly technical world, the demand continues to grow rapidly for qualified people who can understand and use the language of mathematics. A command of mathematical skills and processes enables you to deal efficiently and effectively with complex problems and large amounts of data to solve practical problems or propose theoretical alternatives. The importance and uses of modern mathematics has never been as great. 

Outstanding Preparation

GSU's undergraduate major in mathematics offers a balance between theoretical and applied study, with the general objective of providing you with a substantial and broad background in mathematics. You have the opportunity to develop skills in logical thinking, problem analysis, problem-solving, and computer usage that prepares you for graduate studies in a number of academic areas. 

A Choice of Careers

Successful completion of coursework in the mathematics major prepares you for employment in diverse careers where mathematical skills are required, including medicine, business, education, government, computer science and engineering.

Program Fact Sheet


Required Preparation

Applicants must meet the university admissions requirements. For a listing of recommended coursework, please see GSU transfer guides. 

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor's degree. In addition, only grades of "C" or better will be accepted for transfer for the following courses normally taken at the lower-division level: three hours of college algebra and trigonometry (as prerequisites), Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, discrete mathematics, geometry, linear algebra and modern algebra. 

I.    General Education (37 - 41 Hours)

The following courses must be taken to meet major and general education requirements:

General Biology I with Laboratory (4)

Physics I with Laboratory (4)

MATH 3220  Calculus I (4) 

II.   Required Courses: (44 hours)

The following courses can be taken at either the lower-division or upper-division level:

MATH 3137 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MATH 3229 Calculus II (4)

MATH 3259 Calculus III (4)

MATH 3271 Differential Equations (3)

MATH 3449 Linear Algebra (3)

MATH 4337 Euclidean & Non-Euclidean Geometry (3)

MATH 4451 Modern Algebra (3)

PHYS 3143  Intermediate Physics II (3)

PHYS 3144  Intermediate Physics II Laboratory (1) 

The following courses must be taken at the upper-division level:

MATH 4133  Number Theory (3)

MATH 4171  History of Mathematics (3)

MATH 4241  Analysis I: Real Variables (3)

MATH 4243  Analysis II: Complex Variables (3)

MATH 4557  Introduction to Probability (3)

MATH 4637  Mathematics Laboratory (2) 

III. Computer Science Selective (3-4 Hours)

Select one of the following which may be taken at either the lower-division or upper-division level:

CPSC 2005  Introduction to Computer Technology (3)

CPSC 3120 Comp. Programming: Visual BASIC (3)

CPSC 3142 Comp. Programming: Intro to C++ (3)

CPSC 3143 Comp. Programming: C++ Lab (1)

IV.  Selective Hours (6)

Select 6 hours (2 courses) from the following upper-division mathematics and statistics courses:

MATH 4229 Advanced Calculus (3)

MATH 4373 Topology (3)

STAT  4219  Statistics Methods (3)

Or other courses approved by the academic advisor. 

V. Elective (25-30 Hours)

May include credit-hours needed to meet minor requirements. 

VI.        Total - 120 Hours

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the university requirements for a baccalaureate degree found in the GSU catalog. Please meet with your faculty or academic advisor after admission to complete your study plan.

Advisor Information

Dr. Dianna Galante
Academic Program Coordinator