B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics

Mathematics is the study of patterns and order. It is a science, a language, and an art. Applications of mathematics include the modeling of physical, biological, economic, and social phenomena.

Otterbein’s mathematics faculty are not only excellent teachers, but also active researchers who understand the importance of immersing students in a rigorous – yet supportive – environment. Every mathematics major has the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty members pursuing research projects.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree study courses that provide a breadth of knowledge, while Bachelor of Science students study continuation courses to also add depth. Most students who would like to attain a secondary teaching license pursue a BA degree. All students take courses in Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, and Abstract Algebra. After that, degrees are versatile with options for completion from a list including Real Analysis 2, Abstract Algebra 2, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Geometry, etc.