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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science
Roanoke College

Mathematics involves the study not only of numbers, but of all types of patterns. It develops logical and critical thinking skills that are highly sought by employers. Roanoke mathematics faculty are dedicated to creating a close-knit community of learners, to working closely with interested students on research projects, and to supporting graduating students in finding a great job or attending graduate school.


Program Credit Requirements
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Program Requirements, Course Recommendations, and Cost to Complete features are coming Summer 2022

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Applicable Admissions Agreements
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The table below lists admissions agreements between Roanoke College and partner institutions that may guarantee admission to this program if you meet the required criteria. Click on the title name of the agreement to view a summary of those criteria.

Institution Name Type Title
Richard Bland College GAA GAA-Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia Member Institutions and Richard Bland College.2019

You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center

Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
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Delivery Mode
In-Person
Delivery Mode
Online
Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? Do you like solving puzzles? Do you enjoy thinking through the logical implications of a set of rules? Do you want to how mathematics can be applied to real world problems? The mathematics major gives you technical and theoretical tools that can be applied to almost any aspect of life.
Program Requirement Notes
Program Requirement Notes

Students should be prepared to take calculus when entering the program.

What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Useful choices for transfer include calculus, discrete, or other mathematics. Transferring some foreign language courses will help students finish that college requirement faster.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Roanoke College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
Do More With Your Degree Mathematics majors frequently double and triple major with physics, biology, computer science, actuarial science, and less obvious fields such as music or modern languages. Research programs that can be joined include Stat Crew (which analyzes data for Roanoke atheltics teams), and explorations of the availability of food and recreation resources in the Roanoke Valley.
Program Successes & Highlights Graduates have succeeded in graduate schools in math, biology, engineering, data science, and statistics. Others have gone into industry in financial roles and as data analysts. The thinking skills developed in the mathematics major are highly valued in industry.
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Courses completed as part of an associate's degree or general education certificate will be evaluated by our Registrar at admission, and appropriate transfer credits will be awarded. Nearly all general education requirements can be completed with transfer credits.

Transferrable courses from an accredited college or university will apply to general education, major, and graduation requirements. UCGS and Passport courses will all transfer.
Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School Transferrable courses from an accredited college or university taken as dual enrollment while in high school will apply to major and graduation requirements. Up to three such courses can be applied to general education requirements, and up to three additional World Language courses can satisfy the language requirement. UCGS and Passport courses will all transfer.
Credit for Prior Learning In general, Roanoke does not offer credit for prior learning outside of higher education coursework. Military training transcripted by an accredited institution of higher education is accepted.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Roanoke College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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Number of Transfer Students
88
Percent of Transfer Students
The average enrolled transfer student has a college transfer GPA of 3.16, and 59% of transfer applicants are admitted.
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Roanoke has about 2000 students, all undergraduates. Classes are small, averaging 18 students, with a real commitment to teaching and supporting students. Expect close personal interactions with faculty and staff members who get to know you. Active athletic and recreational opportunities are part of the college as are a wide range of student clubs and activities.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance. VCCS transfer students may choose a catalog from the two years prior to their first term of attendance if desired.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Expected transfer students should notify the admissions office as soon as possible, so we can provide advice on courses which will transfer.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeScience: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in MathematicsAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of Science-Math/Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Science: Mathematics SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Arts & Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Applied Math Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
William & MaryComputational & Applied Math & Statistics - Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeScience, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Hollins UniversityBA in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Hollins UniversityBS in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Arts, Major in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in StatisticsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science - Science SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science - Mathematics SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Radford UniversityBA in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Radford UniversityBS in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Arts in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Randolph CollegeBachelor of Science in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityMathematics-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityMathematics: Teacher Prep-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Science in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Science - ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in ScienceAssociateAssociate of Arts & Science2-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBS in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Eastern Shore Community CollegeScienceAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Mathematics, Major in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Applied MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in BiomathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in General Mathematical SciencesBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in MathematicsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Operations ResearchBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Secondary Teacher PreparationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in StatisticsBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Marymount University Mathematics (BS)BachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Marymount University Mathematics with Secondary-Level Teaching Licensure (BS)BachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
William & MaryMathematics (Applied) - Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
15-2041.01BiostatisticiansDevelop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.01Business Intelligence AnalystsProduce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.02Clinical Data ManagersApply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
11-9121.01Clinical Research CoordinatorsPlan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.Management Occupations
15-2051.00Data ScientistsDevelop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-1022.00Mathematical Science Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
11-9121.00Natural Sciences ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.Management Occupations
15-2041.00StatisticiansDevelop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
11-9121.02Water Resource SpecialistsDesign or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.Management Occupations
15-2011.00ActuariesAnalyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2021.00MathematiciansConduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
19-3022.00Survey ResearchersPlan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
15-2099.01Bioinformatics TechniciansApply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2099.00Mathematical Science Occupations, All OtherAll mathematical scientists not listed separately.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations