Mathematics Program Overview
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program at King covers a wide variety of concepts and theories in mathematics. It helps students develop the ability to think critically, analytically, and logically, and to examine applications of mathematics across the disciplines. Through the Mathematics program, King is committed to producing graduates with outstanding problem-solving skills and the ability to reason and communicate mathematical ideas while building meaningful lives of achievement for careers in business, education, engineering, statistics, actuarial science, and many other areas. Graduates also have the option of pursuing a teaching certification.
The Mathematics major at King requires fewer semester hours than many other majors, which makes it an ideal choice to combine with and enhance another major like Business, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Security and Intelligence Studies, and Political Science.
To enhance student learning opportunities, King uses Mathematica, the premier mathematical software, and each year invites a team of four students to compete in Math Jeopardy at the Mathematical Association of America regional conference.
What Can You Do With a Mathematics Degree?
A long list of diverse career opportunities are available to those who major in Mathematics, and Mathematics is often listed as one of ten majors commanding the highest salaries. The career paths of our Mathematics majors have included:
- Teaching in high school or college
- Assistantships of fellowships in graduate programs
- Actuarial work – predicting capital-risk likelihoods
- Quality control in manufacturing
- Engineering: electrical, mechanical, and environmental
- Intelligence work for the government
- Research development team members in various corporations
- Medical practice (Math makes a great major too for students who want to pursue medical school)
- Political Science (Math is an important tool for understanding how data is used to make persuasive arguments)
What are Math Majors Doing Now?
Those who have earned Mathematics degrees at King often pursue graduate degrees and many of our recent graduates have been awarded assistantships and fellowships, which means they are being paid to take and teach classes or do research. Recent King graduates are currently studying at prestigious schools across the country, including:
- Virginia Tech
- University of Tennessee
The Mathematics program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless and webcam capability.