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Undergraduate | In-Person

Mathematics, BA/BS

In the Department of Mathematics, you will develop excellent analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills and hone research skills that will prepare you for a successful future career.

Why Major in Mathematics

Whatever you’re interested in, both graduate programs and employers are looking for qualified candidates who understand their field of study beyond coursework. Belmont students become well-versed in mathematics while developing critical thinking, communication and leadership skills, making them highly competitive in today’s job market.

What You'll Learn 

Our math majors go on to become actuaries, economists, statisticians, market analysts and more. Whatever you're looking to do after Belmont, a math major will equip you with the skills you need to stand out.

Career Possibilities

  • students collaborating on a math problemMathematician
  • Statistician
  • Mathematics Professor
  • Actuary
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Economist
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Financial Analyst

Program Details


The mathematics major leads to either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science. Both degrees require 128 hours of coursework:

  • BELL core requirements: 53 hours
  • Major requirements (including 9 hours of electives): 31 hours
  • Minor requirements: 18 hours
  • General electives: 12-15 hours (minimum)

See Program Requirements for Bachelor of Science
See Program Requirements for Bachelor of Arts

Courses you'll take:

  • MTH 1000 Seminar in Mathematics
  • MTH 1151, Elementary Statistics for the Sciences
  • MTH 1162 Data Analysis Laboratory
  • MTH 1210, Calculus I
  • MTH 1220 Calculus II
  • MTH 2210 Calculus III
  • MTH 2240 Differential Equations
  • MTH 2250 Discrete Mathematics
  • MTH 2260 Linear Algebra
  • MTH 3050 Internship in Mathematics
  • MTH 3110 Modern Geometry
  • MTH 3130 History of Mathematics
  • MTH 3210 Probability
  • CSM 4015 Senior Capstone
  • MTH 4120 Introduction to Analysis
  • MTH 4140 Abstract Algebra
  • MTH 4610 Advanced Topics in Mathematics
  • MTH 4710 Senior Seminar

Belmont offers multiple clubs, organizations and pre-professional societies that compliment students’ fields of studies, allowing further exploration outside of the classroom and networking opportunities. Clubs specific to mathematics are:

Belmont Actuarial Students Society (BASS):
Belmont Actuarial Students Society provides an opportunity for members to learn more about future uses of mathematics and actuarial science by sponsoring speakers and discussion panels. The organization provides an opportunity for current mathematics majors in the actuarial science program to meet and interact with fellow classmates and alumni, allowing students to expand their network and to learn more about the field. This club will be of particular interest to students interested in mathematics, actuarial science, insurance work or graduate school.

Mathematical Association of America & Association for Computing Machinery (MAACM):
Belmont’s MAACM chapter is open to all, regardless of major. The organization meets regularly for monthly meetings including math and computer science presentations, competitions and community service.

Lesli Garcia

Alumni Testimonial

"Belmont’s Mathematics & Computer Science Department provides a supportive and encouraging environment where all students can thrive, regardless of their programming background and experience. You will learn from amazing professors and peers and engage with on-campus organizations. You'll have the opportunity to work on personal projects, internships and undergraduate research."

Lesli Garcia, Class of 2023

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