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General Information

Mathematics is a dynamic field of study which is constantly evolving in response to external challenges coming from applications and internal challenges coming from unsolved problems. In today's world, mathematics plays a central role in science and engineering, and a key supporting role in economics, business and government. From humble beginnings in counting and land management, mathematics has expanded dramatically to encompass number theory, geometry, logic, algebra, calculus, and many extensions of these core subjects. Students who are analytical by nature, who enjoy thinking critically, and who appreciate a deep understanding of what they study should find mathematics attractive, stimulating, and challenging.

To address the interests of a varied student population, the UCCS Mathematics Department offers several tracks within its Bachelor of Science degree program. Following a shared core of basic courses, the tracks branch in several directions. The pure math track appeals to students exploring the foundations of the subject, often with the intent to pursue a graduate degree with a focus on academic mathematics. In contrast, students can follow the applied math track if they plan to use mathematics as an essential tool in engineering, science, or other disciplines where real world models, analyses, and predictions are crucial. For those interested in directions like public health or actuarial work, the track in statistics helps reveal the messages hidden in large data sets. As part of a program leading to a teaching license, another track prepares students for careers in secondary education. There are even opportunities to design your own track! The UCCS Mathematics Department invites you to embrace a major that will develop your problem solving ability, critical thinking skills, and essential subject knowledge as preparation for lifelong learning, while enhancing your prospects for professional success

Career Possibilities

  • *Mathematician
  • *Statistician
  • *Secondary Teacher
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Cryptographer
  • *Mathematical Modeler
  • *Data Scientist
  • *Actuary
  • Demographer
  • Gaming Analysts

* May require further education or certification.


Colorado Statistics

  • 2016 annual median salary for Secondary Teachers is $50,790; employment is expected to grow 17% by 2024.
  • 2016 annual median salary for Computer Scientists is $94,050; employment is expected to grow 25% by 2024.
  • 2016 annual median salary for Statisticians is $78,190; employment is expected to grow 38% by 2024.
  • 2016 annual median salary for Actuaries is $112,140; employment is expected to grow 18% by 2024.

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