At a Glance

Program units


Areas of Study

  • Applied Math
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Secondary Math Education



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Math Major

APU’s math major prepares students to turn numbers into meaningful information. The degree provides a foundation in calculus, discrete mathematics, linear and abstract algebra, differential equations, computer programming, and physics. Students may then tailor the remainder of the curriculum to their intended profession using one of three tracks: applied math, pure mathematics, or secondary math education.

In addition, students may choose between either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. Both degrees have the same mathematics requirements, which include a balance of pure and applied mathematics, but the B.S. degree requires a minor in physics, chemistry, or computer science. Students have the option to take advantage of the CSET waiver for the secondary math education track.

Internship opportunities offer students experience with institutions such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Mathematics majors leave APU equipped to put mathematical expertise to practical use to help organizations make informed, intelligent decisions and solve complex problems.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a mathematics major if you:

  • Enjoy numbers, puzzles, and mental challenges.
  • Are thorough and detail oriented.
  • Enjoy problem solving and logical reasoning.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.