Mathematics Degree Program

Meet Our Mathematics Faculty

The study of mathematics forms the foundation for all of the sciences and engineering disciplines. It also plays key roles in business and social science. Even the humanities rely on mathematics, as anyone who reads musical notation or designs costumes can tell you. Earn your degree in Mathematics with Averett University to prepare for a broad range of career paths, or for further study at the graduate level.

We offer the following areas of emphasis within the Mathematics Department:

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Decision Science
  • Mathematics with Secondary Teaching Licensure in Mathematics (Grades 6-12)

These programs offer an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of Mathematics, exploring its applicability in computer science and quantitative analysis. You will apply theories to real problems, developing your analytical skills and scientific reasoning.

Courses in the Mathematics Major

All students pursuing a major in Mathematics take foundation courses in:

  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Theory of Real Variables

A student majoring in Mathematics will select one of four concentrations: Traditional Mathematics, Teaching Licensure in Grades 6-12, Decision Science, or Biomathematics.

The Mathematics: Traditional Mathematics concentration is a traditional course of study with emphasis on both theory and applications. The program requires students to master the techniques of mathematics, apply these techniques to real problems, and understand the underlying theory. This major is an excellent choice for those planning to attend graduate school in a variety of areas, wishing to develop their abilities in logic, wanting to expand their horizons by way of mathematics, or using mathematics as a companion area for another major.

The Mathematics: Teaching Licensure in Grades 6-12 concentration is designed for students planning to teach mathematics at the secondary level or attend graduate school. A student who has graduated from Averett’s mathematics/teacher licensure program is in high demand not only in the state of Virginia but also in each of the other states and the District of Columbia.

The Mathematics: Decision Science concentration is an interdisciplinary program for students with a combined interest in mathematics and the quantitative areas of business. This is an excellent choice for students interested in quantitative reasoning in the public or private sector, or attending graduate school in areas such as operations research, business, statistics, financial mathematics, and mathematics.

The Mathematics: Biomathematics concentration is an interdisciplinary program for students who wish to gain employment in the fields of bioinformatics or biostatistics. In addition, it is designed to meet the needs of students interested in furthering their educational endeavors in the fields of computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, epidemiology, and biomedical engineering.

These programs offer an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of Mathematics, exploring its applicability in areas involving analytical reasoning and quantitative analysis. Please see the catalog for details.

Minor in Mathematics

You can also pursue Mathematics as a minor. This minor offers particular interest for those pursuing a Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business, or Biological and Physical Science major as well as those obtaining teaching certification in another field who have a secondary interest in mathematics.

For full details of the requirements for the Mathematics majors, please see our course catalog. To read admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

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