General Information:

UCCS offers two types of math degrees, the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.
The Bachelor of Arts is a traditional degree in math that prepares mostly for a career as a math teacher, or to prepare for a graduate program in pure math.
The Bachelor of Science, on the other hand, is well suited for students who want to pursue a career or a graduate degree in Applied Mathematics; where enterprises are dependent on highly advanced mathematical concepts. The B.S. in mathematics is designed to give training in engineering and science as well as math.

Career Possibilities:

B.A. Math:
Math Teacher
Math Professor
Mathematics Editor
Technical Writer

B.S. Math:

Aerodynamics Specialist
Computer Programmer
Research Analyst
Loan Officer
Treasury Management Specialist
Mortgage Researcher

Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:

M.S. Applied Mathematics
M.B.S. Mathematics
M.S. Electrical Engineering
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction


Mathematicians held about 2,900 jobs in 2002. In addition, about 20,000 persons held full-time mathematics faculty positions in colleges and universities.
A Ph.D. degree in mathematics usually is the minimum education needed for prospective mathematicians, except in the Federal Government. In the Federal Government, entry-level job candidates usually must have a 4-year degree with a major in mathematics or a 4-year degree with the equivalent of a mathematics major-24 semester hours of mathematics courses.
In private industry, candidates for mathematician jobs typically need a master's or Ph.D. degree.
Employment of mathematicians is expected to decline through 2012.
Median annual earnings of mathematicians were $76,470 in 2002.
Starting salary offers averaged $40,512 a year for mathematics graduates with a bachelor's degree, and $42,348 for those with a master's degree. Doctoral degree candidates averaged $55,485.

UCCS Clubs:

Math Club
Society of Success and Leadership


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