## 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 CurriculumIn 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 CurriculumAs 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 CurriculumWith 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 CurriculumLearn 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 CurriculumThe 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

Actuary

Budget Analyst

Data Analyst

Economist

Computer Systems Analyst

High School Math Teacher

Investment Analyst

Market Research Analyst

Middle School Math Teacher

Operations Research Analyst

Statistician

### 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.

### Program Contact

Dr. Karen Aucoin, Department Head

337-475-5789

aucoin@mcneese.edu