What is Mathematical Sciences?
One of the oldest scientific disciplines, mathematics is fundamental to modern advancements in technology, science, art, architecture, and engineering. In McNeese’s mathematical sciences bachelor’s degree program, students develop the analytical, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills that are highly sought after in nearly every profession. Through coursework that includes advanced calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, and through research and presentation opportunities, mathematics majors graduate prepared to continue their education at the graduate level or to pursue careers in fields including education, government, and industry.
Minor in mathematics
A mathematical science major also complements other degree programs such as engineering, computer science, general business administration, and more. With a minor in applied statistics, mathematics, or statistics, students benefit from additional knowledge and training that leads to greater mastery of their core subject.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: in person
Mathematical Sciences Degree Concentrations
Interested in combining mathematics with computer science? Then the computational sciences concentration is for you! As a computational sciences major, you'll learn how to use computer science, mathematics skills, and advanced computational techniques to solve complex problems.Computational Sciences Curriculum
In the mathematical physics concentration, you'll be introduced to concepts such as multivariable calculus, quantum physics, thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism. This degree plan is a good choice for students who are interested in mathematics from a theoretical standpoint.Mathematical Physics Curriculum
As a mathematical sciences major pursuing a concentration in mathematics, you'll learn how to reason abstractly and model complex concepts using simple rules through the study of linear algebra and matrix theory, numerical methods, advanced calculus, differential equations, and more.Mathematics Curriculum
With a concentration in Mathematics Education Grades 6-12, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully teach mathematics to middle and high school students. With a two-semester residency that gives you experience teaching in a local classrooms, you'll graduate ready to start your career with initial teacher certification.Mathematics Education Curriculum
Learn how to successfully introduce middle and high school students to the foundations of physics with our concentration in Physics Education Grades 6-12. This concentration features a two-semester residency program that gives you experience teaching in local classrooms, as well as initial teacher certification.Physics Education Curriculum
The concentration in statistics will focus your path of study on data and probability. In this program, you will use a variety of statistical and computational methods as you learn how to collect, classify, analyze, and interpret complex data.Statistics Curriculum
What Can You Do With a Mathematical Sciences Degree?
Students majoring in mathematical sciences can enter a wide range of industries after graduation, many of which are in high demand. Or, students can continue their education through graduate study:
Graduate Schools or Programs
Master of Science in Mathematical Science
Master of Science in Data Science
Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Master of Science in Physics
Master of Arts in Mathematical Education
Potential Job Titles
Computer Systems Analyst
High School Math Teacher
Market Research Analyst
Middle School Math Teacher
Operations Research Analyst
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Mathematical Science
Not sure if the mathematical science bachelor’s degree program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Dr. Karen Aucoin, Department Head