We offer a variety of majors and minors suitable for a variety of careers, further education, and also combining with other degree programs on campus.
The Math major is a flexible degree which prepares you for an increasing variety of careers where math plays a central role, as well as for further math study. In addition to mathematics content, math majors develop critical skills in problem solving and analytical thinking. (See Why study math at Boise State? for more about skills we teach and careers in math.)
Math majors may also add a Secondary Education Emphasis through the IDoTeach program. This prepares students to teach math in grades 6-12. It combines a broad background in mathematics with a firm foundation in educational theory and practice.
The Applied Math major prepares students for careers in areas such as mathematical modeling, computing, data science, business management, and consulting. It also provides a foundation for continued studies in applied math.
Applied Math majors may also add a Statistics Emphasis which includes statistical theory, techniques, and statistical software practice. The Statistics Emphasis prepares students for careers in business, government, health, and more, and for further studies in statistics.
The Math and Applied math minors are designed to easily pair with most scientific majors, and help strengthen your mathematical foundation as well as serve as an excellent résumé item for a variety of careers.
The math teaching minor and endorsement will enable you to become a math teacher or supplement your other teaching credentials.