What can you do with a degree in mathematics? The question should be what can’t you do? There’s virtually no career unsuited for a math major trained in critical and abstract thinking!
Students who show an aptitude for critical thinking, enjoy problem solving and have a desire to develop sharpened analysis are perfect candidates for the SOU Mathematics Program.
Complete core curriculum requirements or, if qualified, the University Studies requirements for transfer students. In addition take 30 lower division (including a computer programming course) and 39-41 upper division credit hours.
The capstone project allows students to draw on their mathematical background while investigating a topic that is either beyond, or not readily available in, the standard curriculum. As part of the capstone, students produce a final paper and give an oral presentation to a general audience including faculty and mathematics students. Normally, the capstone requirement is satisfied within a year of graduation by successfully completing the Senior Colloquium (MTH 490). Successfully completing the Mathematics Honors Program also satisfies the capstone requirement. As a third option, and pending availability of resources and departmental approval, an intensive project tailored to a student’s demonstrated interests (e.g. mathematics education, statistics, etc.) may be pursued in lieu of MTH 490. Students interested in this option should contact the Chair at least two terms before their senior year.
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Career opportunities for a Mathematics degree:
*Based on National Average
SOU Mathematics Alumni
QA Analyst, PLEXIS Healthcare Systems
Mathematics Teacher, South Middle School, Grants Pass, OR
Mathematics Teacher, North Medford High School, Medford, OR