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Mathematics

Discover the Beauty of Math

The Mathematics program provides a valuable experience in which mathematics majors learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and become life-long learners, as well as gain an appreciation for the intrinsic beauty and power of mathematics and its applications to other disciplines. 


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Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

The mathematics program offers students rigorous preparation to enter careers involving the application of mathematics, graduate school, or teaching secondary mathematics.. Mathematics graduates will able to:

  • Apply multiple approaches and perseverance when proving theorems and problem-solving.
  • Reason abstractly, quantitatively and recognize the importance and development of mathematics throughout history.
  • Construct viable mathematical arguments and communicate mathematical knowledge and understanding both verbally and in writing.
  • Use appropriate mathematical tools and technology for discovering and understanding mathematical ideas.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of how mathematics can be applied in the student‘s choice of concentration or career.

Major

Mathematics

 

Concentration

Secondary Education

 

Pre-Engineering Track

Newberry offers a "3+2" degree cooperative enginerring program with Clemson University, through which students earn a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Newberry and a B.S. in Engineering from Clemson.

 

Minor

Mathematics



Requirements

Requirements for a major in Mathematics include 35 credit hours, including

  • 26 hours: Mathematics core courses
  • 9 hours: Mathematics electives

The Secondary Education concentration is for Mathematics majors who aspire to teach at the high-school level, and requires a total of 84 credit hours. Students who wish to become certified for public school teaching must complete the requirements for teacher certification and a major in Mathematics. Requirements include

  • 38 hours: Mathematics fundamentals
  • 6 hours: Select mathematics electives
  • 40 hours: Secondary education coursework

The Mathematics minor requires 18 credit hours in Mathematics fundamentals and electives.

Students on the Pre-Engineering track spend three years at Newberry College, where they take a minimum of 90 credit hours, including core courses under the guidance of their Mathematics faculty advisor and a Clemson advisor. They then transfer to Clemson University for two years for Engineering courses. Upon successful completion of the program, students graduate with an Applied Mathematics degree from Newberry College and an Engineering degree from Clemson University.

 

For more information on the dual-degree program, click here.

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Career Possibilities


  • Mathematician
  • College Professor
  • Stockbroker
  • Actuary
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Operations Research
  • Statistician
  • Engineer
  • Animator
  • Computer scientist
  • Cartographer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Astronaut
  • Meteorologist
  • Finance
  • Computational Biologist
  • Architect
  • Cryptography



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