### BA/BSc in Mathematics

Naperville, USA

DURATION

4 Years

LANGUAGES

English

PACE

Full time

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TUITION FEES

USD 42,866 / per year *

STUDY FORMAT

On-Campus

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### Introduction

**Why pursue a mathematics degree at North Central College?**

Thinking of pursuing a mathematics degree? With our mathematics degree program, you’ll receive all the help, advice, and personal attention you need, thanks to our accessible professors and small classes. North Central’s math faculty members are committed to involving you in their research projects, so you’ll also get valuable firsthand experiences. Our pure mathematics major is renowned for preparing high school and middle school math teachers and for maintaining an extensive network of school contacts. Others with mathematics degrees go on to work in various fields in industry and technology, or to graduate school to prepare for a career in higher education, teaching, and research. North Central College mathematics faculty have wide-ranging interests and make math majors available in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and actuarial sciences. We're committed to making sure that all math major students in each of our classes are successful in learning the mathematics they need to know for their chosen careers.

With our mathematics courses, you can also:

- Collaborate with your professors or other mathematician faculty on research projects that enable critical thinking and explore topics like knot theory or mathematical concepts that model disease transmission and share your findings at North Central College’s Rall Symposium.
- Attend local, regional, and national academic conferences.
- Participate in campus activities like Math Club and the Pi Day Celebration with alumni.
- Enroll in a problem-solving seminar that prepares you for competitions like the Putnam Exam.
- Obtain extra help from a peer tutor—or become one yourself.
- Join the mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon.

### Curriculum

**Mathematics, BA**

**Major Requirements**

- MATH 151 - Calculus I
- MATH 152 - Calculus II
- MATH 253 - Calculus III
- MATH 280 - The Nature of Proof in Mathematics
- MATH 300 - Linear Algebra
- MATH 310 - History of Mathematics
- MATH 390 - Research Methods
- MATH 421 - Abstract Algebra I
- MATH 461 - Real Analysis I
- MATH 490 - Seminar in Advanced Mathematics

Two of the following:

- MATH 260 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
- MATH 305 - College Geometry
- MATH 315 - Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 320 - Complex Variables
- MATH 340 - Probability
- MATH 422 - Abstract Algebra II
- MATH 462 - Real Analysis II
- MATH 470 - Topology

*Cannot take both MATH 260 and MATH 340.

**Note**:

Students seeking teaching licensure must also complete the Secondary Education major requirements as well as the following courses:

- MATH 305 - College Geometry
- MATH 260 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

**Additional Requirements for the BA Degree**

Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language.

### Mathematics, BSc

**Major Requirements**

- MATH 151 - Calculus I
- MATH 152 - Calculus II
- MATH 253 - Calculus III
- MATH 280 - The Nature of Proof in Mathematics
- MATH 300 - Linear Algebra
- MATH 320 - Complex Variables
- MATH 390 - Research Methods
- MATH 421 - Abstract Algebra I
- MATH 461 - Real Analysis I
- MATH 490 - Seminar in Advanced Mathematics
- CSCE 160 - Introduction to Computer Programming
- CSCE 210 - Data Structures

One of the following:

- MATH 260 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
- MATH 315 - Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 340 - Probability

Two of the following:

- MATH 422 - Abstract Algebra II
- MATH 462 - Real Analysis II
- MATH 470 - Topology

One of the following:

**Computer Science**

A minor in Computer Science.

**Physics**

- PHYS 161 - Physics I: Mechanics and Heat
- PHYS 162 - Physics II: Electromagnetism, Waves, and Optics

**Chemistry**

- CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I
- CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II

### Career Opportunities

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.

**Careers**

Math majors frequently find teaching positions in districts within a 30-mile radius of North Central, including:

- Aurora School Districts
- Chicago Public Schools
- East Aurora School District 131
- Naperville School District 203
- Indian Prairie School District 204
- Plainfield School District 202

Recent graduates in mathematics also include:

- Algorithm analyst
- Software engineer
- Computer scientist
- Financial consultant
- Commercial loan officer
- Statistician
- Biostatistician
- Environmental mathematician
- Systems engineer
- Budget analyst
- Product analyst
- Marketing specialist

Companies that have hired alumni:

- Bank of America
- Trans Union Credit
- The College Board
- Allstate
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield