Major in Math at Erskine College!
Through Erskine’s mathematics major, you will develop problem-solving skills and abstract reasoning abilities, which will prepare you for a rapidly changing workplace.
Recent graduates from the program have entered a variety of careers. Some have become teachers, worked in business, served in the armed forces, practiced law, or worked in industry. Others have completed graduate studies in mathematics, physics, statistics, computer science, and philosophy.
I have gained knowledge of how the laws of math are found throughout God’s creation. I have gained problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills.
– J.P. Bell, Chemistry and Mathematics major, Physics minor, Engineering dual education program, class of 2025
I chose to be a math major because I enjoy thinking logically and critically. I think that these two skills are critical in all aspects of life. I believe that math explains the world God has created in many ways, and studying it allows me great insight into how amazing our God is.
– Noah Lin, Mathematics major
Mathematics Degree: Choose Your Path
The degree consists of 35 hours of math courses above the basic requirement while a minor consists of 15 hours. Within the major, you can choose from three tracks:
- A major in pure mathematics prepares you for graduate-level studies as well as careers in information science, business, law, and research.
- Interested in engineering? In Erskine’s dual education program in Engineering, you can earn degrees from both Erskine College and Clemson University and prepare for a career in Engineering. Learn more today!
- If you pair the math major with an education minor, you can earn a teaching certification which qualifies you to teach math at the middle- and high-school levels.
- Through Erskine’s partnership with Clemson University, you can complete a dual education program in Actuarial Science and Finance. At Erskine, you will earn a B.A. in Mathematics, and at Clemson, you will complete a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with an emphasis area in Actuarial Science/Financial Math. Learn more about the Actuarial Science program.
The core for all majors includes:
- Calculus I, II, III, & IV
- Computer Programming
- Foundations of Math
- Linear Algebra
- Abstract Algebra
- Introductory Mechanics
- Introductory Electromagnetism
- Senior Seminar
Whether you plan to attend graduate school or enter the workforce, the mathematics department equips you with valuable knowledge and analytical skills to solve real-world problems.
Erskine College Admissions
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“Math Occupations,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/home.htm
“What Can You Do with a Math Degree” U.S. News and World Report. https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/what-can-you-do-with-a-math-degree