OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 201718 [Archived Catalog]
Mathematics Major (B.S.)


Return to: Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors Major code BS3101
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
Fax: 740.593.9805
mathematics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/math/index.cfm
Tood Young, contact person
youngt@ohio.edu
Program Overview
This major is intended for those interested in rigorous training in mathematics and a mathematically intensive career. It is recommended for those preparing to enter graduate school in the mathematical sciences.
The mathematics major offers a strong program in mathematical techniques and ways of thinking that can be used in a wide variety of careers. The major covers core topics that provide a common structure, while leaving flexibility to pursue topics of interest. This flexibility allows the mathematics major to be combined with other majors in the sciences, engineering, and technology to form a coherent undergraduate experience.
Other majors in the mathematical sciences offered by the Mathematics Department are the B.S. in applied mathematics, actuarial science, and mathematical statistics. The department also offers a B.A. in mathematics as a flexible and attractive option for students considering a doublemajor.
When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the Department.
Admissions Information
Freshman/FirstYear Admission
No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the program:
 Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
Change of Program Policy
No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before transferring into the program:
 Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
 Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
 Earned at least an A in MATH 2301 or have an A on an equivalent transfer course
External Transfer Admission
No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the program:
 Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
 Earned at least an A in a course equivalent to MATH 2301
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Whether as part of a double major or alone, a degree in applied mathematics is a recognized intellectual achievement. It is marketable to a broad selection of employers or can be used as an entrance to a variety of graduate and professional schools. Potential employers include, but are not limited to, the following: state and federal government agencies; scientific research and development services; communication firms; public and private K12 education; institutions of higher education; computer services companies; software publishers; banks and credit unions; nonprofit organizations; and chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
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