Mathematics Degree (B.A.)

Why Major in Mathematics?

Our graduates go on to teach in public and private school systems. They find employment as actuaries, in the financial sector, with private companies and with government agencies. Many will go to graduate school and earn advanced degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Information Technology, Engineering, Business and other fields.

What makes us great

  • Encourage guided discovery approaches to problem solving
  • Interactive study room offers organic collaboration and support from faculty, and snacks!
  • Students explore in groups at the blackboard or with mathematical manipulatives
  • You'll develop important communication, interpersonal and team skills
Requirements for the Mathematics Degree

Requirements for Mathematics Majors

    Requirements - 54 Credits

    • MATH 0105 - Calculus I
    • MATH 0106 - Calculus II
    • MATH 0216 - Studies in the Literature of Mathematics
    • MATH 0218 - Linear Algebra
    • MATH 0201 - Calculus III
    • MATH 0300 - Discrete Mathematics with Proofs
    • MATH 0390 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics
    • Seven (7) additional 0300?level mathematics coursesInternship (MATH 0398) credits cannot be used to satisfy this requirementNine (9) additional credits.  Students may count a combination of:Up to 9 of the 12 practicum credits or Up to 9 Internship credits - MATH 0398 or Any 300-level Math classes excluding MATH 0300  and MATH 0390 or Appropriate 300-level classes in other departments may be used to satisfy this requirements with permission of advisor or chair A minimum of six (6) 300-level mathematics courses, excluding MATH 0300 and MATH 0390 , must be taken in the Mathematics Department at Westfield State University

    Note:

    At most, 6 credits of any combination of MATH 0360 and MATH 0399 can count toward the major, unless the student chooses to take two additional 300-level, 3-credit mathematics courses to satisfy the final requirement; in this case, one or both courses may be MATH 0360 or MATH 0399.

      Additional Graduation Requirements

      All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .