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What’s the difference between a B.A. and B.S. in Mathematics?

The B.A. degree plan requires fewer science courses and more in the humanities. The B.S. degree plan includes additional science courses. Both of those plans and the B.I.S. also offer a teacher certification option.

Program Details

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What Can You Do With a Mathematics Degree?

Earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics will prepare you to start your career as soon as you graduate. Our graduates work in business and finance, teaching, actuarial science, computer applications, research, medicine, the military and many other fields. And if you want to teach, there continues to be a high demand for secondary math teachers across Texas and the U.S.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The entire Mathematics Department had a huge impact on my career choice and on me as a person. My professors were passionate about the subject matter and even more passionate about teaching students.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Emily Hendryx</strong>, Class of 2012, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Math Lab is a comfortable place if you need help. You can come in and we won’t judge you.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/alexis.php">Alexis Washington</a></strong>, Mathematics</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I like how everyone is treated in the Math Lab. Students who need help are comfortable enough to come in without being judged, even if they don’t know the simple math.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/alexis.php">Alexis Washington</a></strong>, Mathematics</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Professor Codi Jaynes truly was a light in my life. She took the time to pour into me and worked one-on-one with me when I didn’t understand something. She wanted to see me succeed!”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Tyler Ing</strong>, Class of 2025</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I chose Angelo State because opportunities are for everyone.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/alexis.php">Alexis Washington</a></strong>, Mathematics</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Throughout Mr. Juan Montemayor’s math class, he has taught many life lessons, as well as sharing his own life story/lessons. It’s good to learn something valuable in that class that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life, besides math of course. I really do enjoy his stories and tips!”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Darilyn Hicks</strong>, Class of 2024</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My Mathematics Degree at Angelo State?

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Hands-On Experience

You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with your professors on research projects or independent study. You can also gain valuable experience by acting as a grader or class assistant, or by working as a tutor in our Math Lab.

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Top Teacher Certification

Angelo State is the place to be if you want to know how to become a math teacher in Texas. Our students have posted a nearly 100% pass rate on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) teacher certification test for secondary mathematics for over two decades. Our graduates are employed in school districts throughout the state and beyond.

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Strong Connections

You can network with industry professionals, enjoy campus events and attend national conferences when you join our chapters of the Mathematical Association of America and Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society. You can also participate in our weekly Math Seminar. These activities are a great way to connect with your fellow students and professors.

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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.