Program Overview Mathematical Sciences (BS)
A major in the Mathematical Sciences is intended for students who wish to build a strong foundation for careers in mathematics. These include teaching, computer-related areas, engineering, and actuarial sciences, among others. The B.S. in Mathematical Sciences also prepares students who wish to pursue further study in the mathematical sciences at the graduate level for math-related jobs that exist in college teaching, research, industry, insurance companies, and government agencies such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, etc.
Those who opt for a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences will study the fascinating branches of this major including algebra, probability, statistics, numerical analysis, and discrete mathematics to name a few. Ask one of our helpful advisors how you can incorporate a second specialization of Cybersecurity, Digital Media, or Data Analytics into your degree. These two fields are included with the STEM occupations projected to see a 12 percent growth through 2029.
Is it your goal to step into a math-related career in education, finance, or research? We can help you build a strong foundation as a mathematician.
First-Rate Instruction and Academic Advisement
At Barry, we take pride in the professional development of our mathematical sciences students. Potential students have the option to pursue specialization in Data Analytics within our Mathematical Sciences Department, learn from our qualified instructors who are committed to mentoring students and providing guidance through a rigorous curriculum which includes studies in the main areas of algebra, analysis, probability, statistics, and numerical analysis (required co-requisites are physics and computer science).
We See You
The average university student-faculty ratio is 18:1. But Barry offers smaller class sizes, with a 12:1 student-faculty ratio. Compact learning environments are proven to enhance the academic experience of students as they provide opportunities for meaningful scholarly discourse, comradery among peers, and a sense of personalized instruction. To sharpen and master their newly acquired skills, students can also take advantage of private tutoring sessions from the trained coaches in our Mathematics Lab. While students at other universities pack into large auditoriums to receive course lectures, you won’t be lost in the crowd!
A Growing Industry
With a BS in Mathematical Sciences, you will follow a tradition of Barry alumna who go on to graduate studies at prestigious universities including Carnegie-Mellon, NYU, Stanford, John Hopkins, and Northwestern University. Graduates also enjoy exciting career prospects in the financial, government, and private sectors. Nearly 90% of the alumna who participated in our post-graduate survey report that they are either working in their desired field or are attending graduate school.
Prepare for Success
Barry University promotes and supports intellectual life and life-long learning and development. We are a global, inclusive community characterized by interdependence, dignity and equality, and compassion and respect for self and others. Barry expects all members of the community to accept the social responsibility to foster peace and nonviolence, to strive for equity and democracy, and to recognize the sacredness of Earth. Barry University is committed to serving local and global communities through collaborative and productive partnerships.