Mathematics Bachelor's Degree Overview
Mathematicians analyze data and create models to help solve problems in government, business, engineering and other fields.
Mathematics is a field unlike any other. It gives students a foundation for organized and critical thinking that prepares them for any career.
If you want to work in the math field, even better. Four of the 10 best jobs in 2016 were math-related — data scientist (No. 1), statistician (No. 2), mathematician (No. 6) and actuary (No. 10). (Source: CareerCast.com’s Jobs Rated report)
Should I get a BA or BS?
It’s up to you. Your choice won’t affect your career path. It will affect the kinds of courses you take at UToledo. You’ll take more science in the BS degree program; the BA degree requires more arts, humanities and social science classes.
Mathematics Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations
- Pure Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics Bachelor's Degree Highlights
A wide range of concentrations. UToledo is a large, comprehensive, public university. We offer BS and BA degrees in math, as well as five concentrations. Get a great foundation for graduate school or for careers in the math field.
Internships. UToledo math majors find internships in business, industry and government, both locally and around the country.
Real-world learning. Students in UT’s Advanced Statistical Methods course can participate in UT’s Statistical Consulting Service. Faculty and students work with campus clients. They translate research problems into statistical models, perform data analysis, write reports and communicate results to clients.
Research opportunities. Mathematics majors can work on research with world-class faculty in UToledo’s math department.
The job outlook for UToledo’s math majors is bright. Four of the top 10 professions in 2016 were math-intensive, according to CareerCast.com’s Jobs Rated report. Careers that involve high levels of math and statistics always pay well and rank highly in terms of opportunity and job satisfaction.
Mathematicians work as:
|Actuaries (assessing risk in insurance, finance and other industries||Industrial, scientific and biomedical researchers|
|Cryptography analysts||Market research analysts|
UToledo math graduates have been accepted at some of the country’s best graduate schools, including:
|Indiana University||The University of Toledo|
|Ohio State University||University of Michigan|
|Rice University||University of Wisconsin|
"The courses in probability and mathematical statistics uniquely prepared me for my undergraduate biostatistics research experience. My background was as good as or better than that of students from much more well-known universities from all over the country."
Zachary Dietrich, programmer/analyst at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
- Samantha Davis, senior analyst, Towers Watson
- Suzan Orra, lecturer at UT
- Zachary Wick, software engineer, Barracuda Network
- Stephanie Sims, data analyst at Rock Connections
- Anthony Fontana, loan processor at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Samantha Meiers, research assistant for Toledo Women Lawyers History Project at the Toledo Women's Bar
- Xinrui Li, data and analytics scientist at General Electric
Mathematics Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Mathematics Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Applied Business Mathematics
- Mathematics for Liberal Arts
- Statistical Methods
- Discrete Structures and Analysis of Algorithms