Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The mission of the Mathematics program at VSU is to produce graduates for productive careers and advanced study in mathematics by providing challenging academic opportunities offered by accomplished and experienced faculty.
Four curricula of study or concentrations are offered leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Mathematics. Students are encouraged to discuss their choice of the concentration with their faculty advisor and the curriculum sheet is available in the Undergraduate Catalog and the program checklist is available here
Mathematics Concentration provides students with a general pure and applied mathematics background, enabling entry to the job market or graduate study in advanced mathematics with relevant science and computer training.
The Mathematics /Actuarial Science Concentration develops the background necessary for students to pursue opportunities as actuaries in the insurance industry, investment companies, banking, financial management and consulting firms. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding of mathematical concepts and the application of statistical and probability procedures employed in the financial sector.
The Statistics concentration develops the proficiency in probability and statistics. Students will learn useful statistical software and various statistical inferences and modeling methods.
The Mathematics with Minor in Secondary Education Program prepares students with an endorsement in mathematics at the secondary school level. The emphasis in the final semester is on student teaching.