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Mathematics is the language of the universe. It is the study of patterns in shape, time, distance and space  through careful reasoning and rigorous deductions. Modern applications include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), encryption for secure commerce on the internet, and algorithms for speech recognition.

The Experience

Our program offers small classes taught by full-time professors who are committed  to their professions and committed to the development of each student's full potential in a friendly environment. Every student is assigned a faculty adviser who will assist in designing an individualized program of study.

Do Math; Do Anything.

Men and women trained in mathematics are employed in a wide variety of fields where data analysis and logical thought processes are critical. Undergraduate training in mathematics trains students to organize their thought processes and hone their critical thinking skills. Graduates of our program are employed at NASA, Microsoft, Steel Dynamics, bioenergy companies, and logistics companies. A number of our graduates have gone on to graduate school  at Notre Dame, Central Michigan, and Indiana University.


Additional Information


The Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15 hours based on eight semesters.

General Education –  33 credit hours

ENG 143 College Composition
 OR  ENG 133 Technical Communication
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
SP 203 Effective Speaking
 OR COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
PHL 373 Logic
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
 OR Social Science Elective - 3 credit hours
Social Sciences Elective - 3 credit hours
MA 134 Calculus I
PH 224 University Physics I
PH 234 University Physics II
CH 104 General Chemistry I
CH 114 General Chemistry II
BIO 114 Principles of Biology I
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II
CS 1113 Introduction to Object Oriented Program
CSIT 163 Using Programming to solve problems

Content Requirements – 47 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
A grade of "C" or higher is required for each mathematics course in the major.
MA 143 Discrete Mathematics
MA 164 Calculus II
MA 213 Calculus III
MA 233 Differential Equations
MA 313 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MA 343 Introduction to Proofs
MA 373 Abstract Algebra
MA 403 Real Analysis
MA 423 Complex Variables
MA 453 Point-Set Topology
MA 473 Graph Theory and Combinatorics
MA 483 Mathematics Capstone I

Choose 9 credits from:
MA 333 Number Theory
MA 353 Vector Analysis
MA 363 Advanced Differential Equations
MA 3093 Probability
MA 393 Probability & Statistics
MA 3003 Topics in Mathematics
MA 3193 Financial Mathematics
MA 3293 Advanced Probability & Statistics
MA 413 Advanced linear Algebra
MA 4003 Special Problems in Mathematics

Additional – 40 Elective credit hours

(Electives are determined in consultation with an advisor and based on student career objectives.)

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

 For additional information on cooperative education or internships, contact the Career Services office by calling 260.665.4124, or visit the Trine Career Services web site.

Career fields available to students in the Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics program:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Bio-Statistician
  • Computer Graphics
  • Cryptanalysis and Cryptography
  • Economic Analyst
  • Engineering Statistician
  • Environmental Statistician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Geophysics
  • Statistician
  • Government/Industrial Mathematician
  • Investment Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Operations Researcher
  • Quality Control
  • Stock Broker
  • Teaching (High School/College)
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Program Information


BS in Mathematics

Program Feature

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120 hours



Campus Location

Angola, IN