Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics - Nevada State College

Mathematics (BS)

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Degree Requirements

Degree Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency at formulating questions and use appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems, both inside and outside mathematics;
  • Recognize the need for mathematical rigor, and competently analyze and produce rigorous mathematical arguments;
  • Seek out, understand, and clearly communicate mathematics with professional and non-professional audiences, using technologies as appropriate;
  • Understand the major areas of mathematics with an emphasis on making connections between the disciplines.
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Do you like working with numbers and solving logical puzzles? If so, the BS in Mathematics is a terrific degree for you. As a math major, you’ll work with our experienced faculty to develop strong analytical abilities and intellectual versatility through a rigorous pursuit of mathematical content. When you graduate, you will have mastered ideas and tools that can be applied to a wide range of practical applications, from science and engineering to marketing and finance. Furthermore, the BS in Mathematics is an excellent choice for students interested in graduate school, since Math majors have the highest average scores on entrance exams such as the LSAT (for law schools) and GMAT (for business programs).

Mathematics Degree Program Highlights

Math majors complete a special capstone course with a project designed to demonstrate their mathematical skills in an applied project. Math students have attended conferences to present the research in Baltimore, Washington D.C., San Diego, and Seattle. Math majors are invited to participate in the prestigious Putnam Exam (the hardest math test you’ve seen).

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$88,980 is the mean annual salary for statisticians in Nevada (2017 BLS)
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The anticipated growth of all math occupations from 2016 to 2026 is 28%
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The mean annual salary for actuaries in Nevada is $114,850 (2017 BLS)


  • Fiancial Analyst - analyzes past and present financial data of organizations and individuals to make forecasts and create financial models that guide investment decisions
  • Statistician - gathers, analyzes, and interprets large data sets to solve real-world business problems
  • Actuary - uses analytical skills to measure the financial impact of risk and uncertainty to help clients minimize risk




Some of the engaging classes you'll take as a math major include:

Course Description Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s) Credits
MATH 301 - Introduction to Proofs: Logic, Sets, and Functions Logic; elementary set theory; functions. Emphasis on learning to read and write proofs. MATH 182 3.00 
MATH 314  - History of Mathematics Survey of mathematical developments from ancient times to present. Emphasis on originators, origins, and consequences of significant mathematical contributions. MATH 182 3.00
MATH 381  - Discrete Mathematics Quantifiers and logical operators; sets, functions, binary relations, digraphs, and trees; inductive definitions, counting techniques, recurrence systems analysis of algorithms. MATH 301 3.00
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