What will I learn?

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics is designed to offer you an extensive program as preparation for graduate study or employment and to recognize you who choose to pursue a more demanding program. You'll have the opportunity to develop greater breadth and depth in your mathematical programs or to combine mathematics with a concentration in another scientific discipline.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics at Lamar University offers five concentrations. The General concentration offers the most flexibility and is appropriate for those who are undecided or studying another field simultaneously. The Applied concentration is best suited for those planning on going into business, industry, government or graduate school in applied areas. The Mathematics Education concentration is best suited for those preparing to teach mathematics at the secondary level in the public or private schools. Highly coordinated with the College of Education, this track concludes with student teaching and teaching certification. The Theoretical concentration is best suited for those planning to attend graduate school in mathematics in areas such as algebra, analysis, or topology. Finally, the Statistics concentration is best suited for those planning to work in industry in the area of statistics, to pursue a career as an actuary, or to attend graduate school in either statistics or actuarial fields.

Career Paths

Mathematics teaches patience, discipline, and step-by-step problem-solving and critical thinking skills, so that with a substantial maths background, your career options are virtually unlimited. Mathematical research and education are at the heart of some careers, while other careers utilize mathematics and its applications to build and enhance important work in the sciences, business, finance, manufacturing, communications, and engineering.

Primary Careers

Actuary, Mathematician, Mathematics Educator, Analyst

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Technology
  • Industry
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Finance

Types of Employers

  • Manufacturing companies
  • Corporate and small businesses
  • Government agencies
  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Research institutions and facilities

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,630.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2019

Start date

Expected January 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

Parker Building, Room 203,



77710, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

If you are an international student who has never been enrolled at a post-secondary college or university, you must submit all required documents and show evidence of a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on all secondary school work.

English language requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Total: 79
  • TOEFL Computer Based Total: 213
  • TOEFL Paper Based Total: 550
  • IELTS Total: 6.5

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