Required Courses:

 Course #  Credit Hours Course Name
____CSCI1104Intro to Computer Science*
____CSCI1204Intro to Object Oriented Programming
____MATH1663Discrete Math I
____MATH1673Discrete Math II
____MATH2314Calculus I
____MATH2324Calculus II
____MATH3103Modern Algebra
____MATH3153Linear Algebra
____MATH3334Advanced Calculus
____MATH3513Probability Theory
____MATH3713Principles of Geometry
____MATH4413Differential Equations
____MATH4503Mathematics/Computer Science Capstone
____PHYS2214General Physics I*
PLUS 6 hours selected from:
____CSCI3153Theory of Computation
____CSCI3303Data Structures and Algorithms
____CSCI4103Programming Languages and Compiler Theory
____CSCI4203Computer Graphics
____CSCI4503Artificial Intelligence
____ENVS3564Introduction to GIS
____ENVS4054Applied Remote Sensing
____ENVS4654Advanced GIS
____MATH6002-4Undergraduate Research
____PHYS2224General Physics II

Foreign language: Not required.

Liberal Studies Program: As outlined on the appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet

* Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements

Among requirements for graduation, the student must have a 2.00 average or better in the major.

The Mathematics major at Alderson Broaddus University prepares students to put their mathematical ability to work on real-world problems. Unlike theoretical mathematics emphasized in many colleges, applied math skills will have immediate employment advantages. Studying the intimate relationship between mathematics and computers is also a significant component of this major.

Careers in Mathematics 

Career options are almost unlimited for the mathematician. Because new opportunities for mathematicians are developing in almost all business and professional areas, mathematical skills will be in demand. Mathematician employment opportunities include consultant to industry, government analysts, operations, research analyst, computer programmer, computer analyst, teacher, statistician, actuary, quality control, and the space industry.

For more information about careers for math majors visit the American Mathematical Society, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and

Personal and Individual Attention from Experience and Caring Faculty 

Among the excellent faculty, students will have many opportunities for distinction. Students will have relatively small classes, focused attention and guidance from their professors and opportunities for advanced research responsibilities, which are important features not standard at larger universities.

Opportunities for Involvement 

Students have advantages and opportunities within AB’s campus community to develop interpersonal communication and organizational skills, and to become more confident about meeting and directing people. Experiences in social and service groups, in student government, student publications, or in musical and theatrical presentations can contribute to a student’s personal and professional growth. Students have opportunities for involvement through the Outdoor Club, ZAG (Zetta Alpha Gamma) Science Club, as well as luncheons and picnics.

Program of Study 

In addition to exposure to the underlying nature of mathematics, the course of study focuses on the concepts and techniques necessary for a solution to real-world problems. Given a physical problem, students learn to break it down to its basic components, write a mathematical model of the situation, solve the model, and translate that solution back into the physical world. Courses include discrete mathematics, modeling, physics, and statistics.

Integrated Program

Because of the close relationship between mathematics and computer science we have a highly integrated program. It is possible to obtain a bachelor’s degree in both mathematics and computer science in four years.