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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Realize your full potential in mathematics. Accept new challenges and learn new aspects of a foundational field. Go beyond the numbers and build skills in critical thinking crucial for careers in science, business, and technology.

What you'll study
Core courses in laboratory science and calculus progress into advanced study of pure and applied mathematics. A large selection of electives investigates important aspects of analysis, algebra, and probability.

How you'll learn more
Participate in the mathematics colloquium series and hear about new research and applications. Compete in a brain bowl contest or be involved in a Pi Day event. Consider a research project with a faculty mentor or obtain an internship in a STEM field.

Where it can take you
Critical thinking skills developed while studying mathematics apply across a range of fields. What about becoming a climate analyst, mathematical biologist, actuary, or a computer programmer? Banking and teaching are always in demand, or you can continue to graduate school in a STEM field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

The mathematics major provides a core of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and analytical sciences.  This major provides students with the mathematical skills to formulate, abstract, analyze and solve problems typically encountered by mathematicians, educators, government officials, scientists, engineers, and other professionals.  

Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter graduate study in mathematics and pursue careers in science, industry, and business.


*Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program Requirements and 53 Credits of Major Requirements. 

Mathematics Major Courses Requirements (27 Credits)
Mathematics Major Courses Requirements (27 Credits)
MATH 2100 or MATH 2100H  Calculus I 4 Credits
MATH 2200 or MATH 2200H Calculus II  4 Credits

MATH 2500


CSIS 2050

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics 


Discrete Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 3200

Calculus III

4 Credits

MATH 3300

Introductory Linear Algebra

3 Credits

MATH 3400

Ordinary Differential Equations

3 Credits

MATH 4050


MATH 4350

Advanced Calculus I


Abstract Algebra I

3 Credits

MATH 4060


MATH 4360

Advanced Calculus II


Abstract Algebra II

3 Credits
Laboratory science course requirements (8 Credits)
Laboratory science course requirements (8 Credits)
CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H General Chemistry I & Lab 4 Credits
CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H General Chemistry II & Lab 4 Credits
CSIS 2101 Fundamentals of Computer Programming 4 Credits
CSIS 3101 Advanced Computer Programming 4 Credits

PHYS 2350


PHYS 2400

General Physics I & Lab


General Physics II & Lab

4 Credits

PHYS 2360


PHYS 2500

General Physics II & Lab


Physics II & Lab

4 Credits

Major electives (18 credits)
Major electives (18 credits)
MATH 3050 Mathematics and Biology 3 Credits
MATH 3260 Combinatorics 3 Credits
MATH 3270 Logic 3 Credits
MATH 3340 Linear Algebra II 3 Credits
MATH 3350 Number Theory 3 Credits
MATH 3450 Elementary Differential Geometry 3 Credits
MATH 3900 History of Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH 4050 Advanced Calculus II 3 Credits
MATH 4060 Advanced Calculus II 3 Credits
MATH 4100 Introduction to Topology 3 Credits
MATH 4200 Complex Variables 3 Credits
MATH 4300 Numerical Methods  3 Credits
MATH 4350 Abstract Algebra I 3 Credits
MATH 4360 Abstract Algebra II 3 Credits
MATH 4400 Partial Differential Equations 3 Credits
MATH 4450 Basic Probability 3 Credits
MATH 4500 Probability and Statistics 3 Credits
MATH 4600 Introduction to Applied Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH 4700 Applied Cryptography 3 Credits
MATH 4900 Special Topics in Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH 4950 Internships in Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH 4990 Independent Study in Mathematics 3 Credits

The following courses are EXCLUDED for credit toward the mathematics major:

  • MATH 3030 Applied Statistics II (3 Credits)
  • MATH 4020 Applied Regression Analysis (3 Credits)
  • MATH 4040 Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3 Credits)
  • MATH 4080 Introduction to Statistical Computations (3 Credits)


The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2020-2021 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.


Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

The four-year plans of study provided below, are intended to assist students in planning their schedule for their four years at NSU. These documents present an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career and are intended for use with academic advising services.

Explore our undergraduate 4-year academic plans:




The Department of Mathematics is committed to excellence in teaching, innovative research, and providing a student-centered program. The Mathematics faculty work closely with students to create an engaging and exciting learning environment. Beyond the classroom, students can participate in programs and events designed to promote and showcase mathematics within the educational discipline. 

The mathematics faculty are active in various areas of research. The faculty research in pure and applied mathematics has numerous applications and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. Undergraduates are encouraged to enhance their skills, understanding, and knowledge through student research projects with faculty. The mathematics department also hosts various colloquiums, seminars and international conferences that are open to researchers and/or the general public.

For more information on NSU's Department of Mathematics please click on the link below.


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