2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mathematical Science, B.S.

Mathematics is an essential component of any liberal arts education, especially in this age of technology. Mathematicians are valued for their logic, rigor and analytic ability. They are viewed as capable of engaging in creative problem solving across a wide range of disciplines. Mathematical Science majors have a remarkably diverse set of choices for embarking on their careers.

At Maryville, the study of mathematics combines both practical and theoretical aspects. Along with the major course requirements, students can select additional coursework to focus on a major field of study in mathematics. Our program is also designed with a built-in data science minor to help you develop skills to prepare for high-tech careers in coding, machine learning, and more.

Prospective applicants should have a solid background in mathematics. All students are required to complete the general education requirement in the mathematics program and the Retention & Advising Office administers the placement exams.


General Education Requirements

(48 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Fine Arts elective
  • Literature or Foreign Language elective
  • Philosophy elective
  • Two Humanities electives

Social Science

(3 courses)

  • History or Political Science elective
  • Two Social Science electives from different subject areas

Natural Science

(1 course)

  • Science elective

General Education Required for Major

(2 courses)

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution