Mathematics Major

Earn a BS in Mathematical Science or Secondary Teacher Education in Math

University of South Carolina Beaufort's mathematics major has two tracks: Mathematical Science and Secondary Teacher Education in Mathematics. Students choose one of these two concentrations. 

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Secondary Teacher Education in Mathematics

The Secondary Teacher Education concentration in USCB's BS in Mathematics prepares students to teach mathematics in public and private secondary schools. This degree helps students connect their knowledge of advanced mathematics to the secondary mathematics curriculum they will use in the classroom. Coursework covers introduction to proof, foundations of geometry, the history of mathematics, recent developments in the field, teaching techniques, mathematical modeling and various technological tools that students will be able to use in their future classrooms.  


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Mathematical Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences concentration in USCB's BS in Mathematics is a broad and rigorous degree that emphasizes the fundamental ideas and concepts of modern mathematics. This track is mainly designed for students intending to pursue graduate studies in mathematics or graduate schools leading to careers in academia, engineering, actuarial science, or finance.  The coursework emphasizes mathematical thinking skills and introduces technological tools that will provide a broad view of the mathematical sciences. 


Minor in Mathematics at USCB

Students who are majoring in other disciplines may choose to minor in Mathematics. The required courses to complete a minor in Mathematics are:

  • MATH B240 (4 credits)
  • 5 courses from the following: MATH B230, MATH B242, STAT B340, or any MATH 300-level or 400-level (15 credits)

Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before declaring a minor. 

Janyah Singleton
“I'm in my first math class at USCB. When you get the math problem and you understand how to solve it, it's a great feeling! Math is interesting when you know how to proceed.”
Janyah Singleton
Class of 2024, commuter student from Beaufort