Mathematics Degree

Almost everything around us is driven by numbers — from the computers we use, to the cars we drive, to the stars above us. Though many people may not be aware of it, how we interact with and understand the world greatly relies on mathematics and skilled mathematicians.

Earning a mathematics degree from Hardin-Simmons University is the best way to join this centuries-old tradition of looking at the numbers behind the world. We offer several degrees in mathematics so you can tailor your educational experience to your professional goals. These include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Behavioral Science, and Bachelor of Science. As a mathematics major at HSU, you’ll be a part of a thriving community of peers, alumni, and experienced faculty, who share your passion for math and learning.

What You’ll Learn in the Mathematics Degree Program

As a mathematics major, you’ll build a solid foundation in understanding the history of mathematics, computer applications of math, abstract algebra, and physics. You’ll gain a greater appreciation for the simple and complex mathematics that make possible fields such as astronomy, game theory, and computer program design. You’ll also master the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a wide variety of jobs for a mathematics major, such as defense contractor, software developer, and risk management specialist, among many others.

If you’re interested in delving deep into mathematics and its practical applications, we offer two mathematics minors that complement nearly every field of study.

Program Contact

Dr. Andrew Potter

Professor of Mathematics, Head of Mathematics Department

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Why Earn Your Mathematics Degree at Hardin-Simmons?

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Extraordinary Career Preparation

We take great pride in the many successes of our mathematics majors. For example, 100% of our math degree graduates pass their teaching certification test within the first two attempts, and 100% of these graduates find careers teaching math in high schools or middle schools. In addition, 100% of math degree graduates who apply for graduate programs are accepted. Studying math at HSU means having the best chances of landing the job that’s right for you.

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Exceptional Math Degree Faculty

Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll receive individual attention and support from our world-class faculty. Each faculty member holds a Ph.D. in their field and has years of experience teaching and mentoring students. Our faculty also specialize in a diverse range of fields, such as astronomy, mathematics education, game theory and operations research.

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Strong Mathematics Community

Being a mathematics major at HSU is about more than receiving a high-quality education. It’s also about joining a family of passionate mathematicians and math-lovers. We host several honor societies and social events for you to meet other mathematics majors and make lasting relationships.

What Can You Do With a Degree in Mathematics?

We focus on preparing you for the top jobs for a mathematics major so you can find the career of your dreams. Thanks to the excellence of our rigorous program, our alumni are in high demand in organizations and graduate programs throughout Texas and the nation.

With a math degree, you’ll also enjoy the job security that comes with many jobs for a mathematics major. For instance, the Bureau of Labors Statistics (BLS) predicts that jobs for mathematicians and statisticians will grow 33% over the next decade, more than three times as fast as the average for other occupations.

Jobs for a Mathematics Major

Math majors go on to work in a variety of professional settings, in education, business, government, and more. If you’re asking, “What can I do with a degree in mathematics?” here are some examples:

  • Database administrator
  • Financial analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Physicist
  • Educator
  • Actuary
  • Economist
  • Accountant and auditor
  • Risk analyst

Salary for Mathematics Majors

According to the BLS, the average salary for mathematicians and statisticians is $75,000. Earning a master’s or doctoral degree can increase your salary even more.

Program Details

Hardin-Simmons University is committed to helping mathematics majors pay for their college education. We’ve been blessed with generous donors and alumni who make it possible for us to offer several scholarships exclusively for mathematics majors. You may also be eligible for university-wide financial aid. Learn more about scholarships at Hardin-Simmons University.

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