Bachelor's Degree Programs (BA & BS)

Mathematics is a quantitative field that teaches problem solving and establishes a chain of reasoning for developing hypotheses and anticipating consequences.

Mathematics as a major is a good preparation for many types of careers from teaching, to science and medicine, to engineering and business.

The mathematics major leads to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. To meet your specific career goals, add a structured minor to further strengthen your background. 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics

Designed to best prepare students for a career in teaching or applying mathematics.

This program allows students more free credits to explore other disciplines or further expand their mathematical experience.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics

The General Track requires 15 mathematics courses and offers a broad exposure to the rich field of mathematics.

The Statistics Track requires 15 mathematics courses with at least 5 statistically oriented courses.  This track could lead to further study or careers in statistics or actuarial science.

The Applied Concentration Track requires 11 mathematics courses and 4 courses in an area of concentration such as physics, chemistry, biology, or computer science.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Program Curriculum (PDF)

Program Distinctions

  • Flexible Major Requirements – Our interdisciplinary coursework provides an excellent foundation for many career paths. The low number of required courses in the major will leave you with time to explore your interests or to fulfill prerequisite requirements for a graduate program.
  • Career and Graduate School Guidance– Ace your graduate or professional school entrance exams with D'Youville's in-house review course. Students at other colleges often pay $1,000 or more to take similar courses from commercial firms. If you're unsure about a career path, your assigned faculty advisor will help you explore your options.

D'Youville Advantages

  • Combined Degree Track Benefit from direct entry into one of D'Youville's combined professional degree programs in health-related fields or education. You'll graduate in less time and save money, because you'll pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate studies.
  • Small Classes Get individualized attention in small classes, usually around 20 students, and not more than 40. Science labs range from 12 to 15 students per class.
  • Dedicated Faculty 100% of classes at D'Youville College are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants.

Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for this program.

Mathematics Careers

Strong mathematics skills are a valuable commodity and highly sought after in the job market. At D'Youville we'll help you build on your strengths and help you discover the career path that is right for you. Because a bachelor's degree in mathematics can lead to many different career possibilities, D'Youville's program offers flexibility so that you can explore related areas and find your career interest.

The most traditional career in mathematics is to become teacher. Mathematics teachers are needed at the grade school, high school and college levels. D'Youville's bachelor's degree in mathematics will fulfill the undergraduate math requirements for each of these teaching levels, so that you can decide after you begin your program which type of teaching certification you're interested in pursuing.

Other careers are more mathematically oriented, like becoming a mathematician, statistician, actuary or operations research analyst. Other opportunities lead to more business-oriented careers, for example becoming a marketing, research or financial analyst.


Research opportunities with our faculty will give you an excellent introduction to the world of research, allowing you the opportunity to collect and interpret data. Many students receive National Science Foundation stipends, and also present their projects at international conferences.

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