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Why major in math at Boise State University?

Come to Boise State and learn Mathematics from scholarly Mathematicians, Statisticians, and Mathematics Educators who care about teaching!

Learn skills for all occasions

  • Critical thinking and attention to detail
  • In-depth investigations and project management
  • Communication and teamwork to solve complex problems
  • Data and information analysis
  • Perseverance and determination

Learn skills relevant to careers

Read more about careers in the mathematical sciences: AMS math career info, MAA math career info

Technology in the private or public sector
  • Data science and artificial intelligence
  • Scientific computing
  • Statistics (ASA career info)
  • Security
  • Systems analysis and algorithms
  • Programming and software development
Research and teaching
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community colleges
  • Schools (mathteaching)
Business careers

More job links: careers in math, NCTM job listings, aftercollege BSU, federal jobs

More perks of majoring in math

  • Lots of elective credits; easily add minors in related fields
  • Scholarships especially for math majors
  • Employment opportunities including tutoring, teaching, and administrative assistance
  • Connect with faculty members for advising and research opportunities, including a senior project or thesis
  • Math club for student activities, student study/meeting space, and student computer lab
  • Get involved in a monthly problem-solving competition, the Intermountain Math Competition, and the Putnam Math Competition
  • Check out the Math department colloquium and several Math seminars that help connect students with research mathematics
  • Earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in 5 years through the accelerated master’s program