Requirements for the BS in Mathematics
The major in mathematics requires the successful completion of 36 to 37 semester hours, including the core mathematics courses, a specific track, ancillary courses, and a minor.
Students majoring in math can choose from the following tracks.
- Pure Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics – Scientific Computation
- Applied Mathematics – Classical
- Applied Mathematics – Optimization
- Mathematical Statistics
- Mathematics Education*
*This track is open to all students and should be followed by those planning to enter the teaching profession in the future. Please note that this track does not lead to teacher certification. Students interested in earning teacher certification must be admitted through the College of Education. For more information, visit
Many mathematics majors choose to complete second majors in computer science, electrical engineering, economics, and finance, among other fields.
Opportunities for Mathematics Majors
Several of our majors enjoy on campus employment as tutors in the Mathematics Technology Learning Center (MTLC) or as graders for undergraduate courses. Students may apply for these positions at uastudentjobs.ua.edu.
The Department of Mathematics participates in the University Scholars Program, allowing highly motivated students to pursue closely integrated undergraduate and graduate programs that may lead to the simultaneous completion of requirements for both master’s and bachelor’s degrees.
What can I do with a Mathematics Major?
The Mathematics Association of America has a great deal of career resources for students majoring in Mathematics.