The mission of the Mathematics program at VSU is to produce graduates for productive careers and advanced study in mathematics by providing challenging academic opportunities offered by accomplished and experienced faculty.
Four curricula of study or concentrations are offered leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Mathematics:
Mathematics Concentration provides students with a general pure and applied mathematics background, enabling entry to the job market or graduate study in advanced mathematics with relevant science and computer training. Emphasis is placed upon big data analytics and modeling. A minimum of 48 hours in Mathematics, 12 hours in restricted electives and 8 hours in Computer Science is required.
The Mathematics /Actuarial Science Concentration develops the background necessary for students to pursue opportunities as actuaries in the insurance industry, investment companies, banking, financial management and consulting firms. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding of mathematical concepts and the application of statistical and probability procedures employed in the financial sector. A minimum of 30 hours in Mathematics and 15 hours in Statistics and 8 hours in Computer Science is required.
The Mathematics with Minor in Secondary Education Program prepares students with an endorsement in mathematics at the secondary school level. The emphasis in the final semester is on student teaching. A minimum of 45 hours in Mathematics and Statistics and 4 hours in Computer Science is required.