Programs of Study
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Undergraduate mathematics majors at Moravian University benefit from a flexible curriculum with three track choices:
All mathematics majors are required to select a track when declaring their major.
For students who are seeking a broad mathematical background, Pure Mathematics provides the quantitative and analytical skills ideal for graduate school or education certification.
Students majoring in Applied Mathematics will develop the strong math foundation required to solve real-world problems. This is ideal for students interested in business, industry, or graduate school in applied mathematics.
The Actuarial Sciences major prepares students to become actuaries, professionals who analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. Students will be prepared to take Exam P and FM (the first two actuarial exams).
The minor in mathematics consists of five course units in mathematics:
- MATH 170 (or the equivalent sequence MATH 106 and MATH 166)
- MATH 171
- Three MATH courses numbered 210 or above
Statistical analysis plays an important role in any evidence-based decision making. The statistics minor will provide students with a theoretical foundation of probability and statistics, an introduction to computing using statistical software, a foundation for applying statistical models to analyze data, and the skills to communicate their results.
The statistics minor is useful for non-mathematical majors because it provides students with a deeper understanding of statistics and quantitative reasoning. In addition to having students work with data and research questions from a variety of disciplines, the minor will emphasize the importance of evidence-based, data-driven decisions and foster skills for students to be critical observers in society—skills that complement and strengthen a range of majors and careers.
The minor in statistics consists of five courses: MATH 171, MATH 232, MATH 231, MATH 338, and one upper-level course that either focuses on the theory of statistical inference (MATH 337; recommended for those applying to graduate school in statistics) or on the application of statistics in a specific discipline.
The mathematics major curriculum allows students to pursue multiple majors and minors. Recent examples include:
- Mathematics and English
- Mathematics and Economics
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Chemistry
- Mathematics and Religious Studies
- Mathematics and Music with Secondary Education Certification
- Mathematics and History with Secondary Education Certification
- Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics
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