Why major in mathematics?

Undergraduate mathematics is essential preparation for graduate study in the mathematical sciences, including mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science.  In addition, many employers and other academic disciplines recognize that a BS in mathematics is evidence of high-level training in problem solving.  More information about career opportunities for mathematics majors can be found at the Mathematical Association of America's website.

Options in the Math Degree

We are happy to talk with you about our programs.  If you have questions about the mathematics undergraduate degrees, including the recent revisions, please email a mathematics advisor at UndergradInfo@math.oregonstate.edu

Learning Outcomes for Math Students and Majors in Mathematics

New Course Offerings

The following sections of new courses are eligible to fulfill upper division elective requirements in the mathematics major and minor programs. Contact MathHeadAdvisor@math.oregonstate.edu to request an exception in MyDegrees.

  • Spring 2014: MTH 499 (CRN 58610) Models and Methods of Applied Mathematics. See course website for course information. Beginning Spring 2015, this course will be offered as MTH 420.
  • Fall 2014: MTH 399 (CRN 20455) Introduction to Mathematical Software. See course website or here for course information.  Beginning in Spring 2015, this course will be offered as MTH 321, Introductory Applications of Mathematical Software.  
  • Fall 2014: MTH 499 (CRN 20004) Introduction to Mathematical Biology. See here for course information.  In the future, this will be offered as MTH 427.