Mathematics (BS) Program Overview

A mathematics degree gives you the ability to work around the world as engineers or actuaries. With a solid foundation in math applications and communications skills, you can serve others as a teacher or statistician. As a major, you’ll find the math degree program builds upon the basics of algebra and progresses through the rigorous study of calculus, geometry, and real analysis.

Individual Support for Independent Work

At Bluefield College, our math majors develop strong critical thinking skills that serve them outside their classes. “I enjoy watching the progression as students start to understand what the major is all about as they confront the connections between seemingly disparate areas explored within the math major,” says Dr. Lewis Buterakos. As a Bluefield student, you’ll have access to Mathematica, the world’s largest collection of algorithms for computing and visualization to support your challenging coursework. If you plan to teach, you’ll take the Praxis II exam for Math Education. We’re proud to say every Bluefield math education student has passed this exam since 2010!

Email Dr. Buterakos or take the next step by completing our online application to begin earning your math degree.

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On-Campus: Spring Semester 2021

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Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (51 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors


  • Bluefield Core (9 Credits)
  • Composition (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (3*- 6** Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • History (6 Credits)
  • Literature (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Math (3*- 6** Credits)
  • Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)

* On-Campus   ** Online

Core Requirements (51 Credits)

  • Programming Core
    • Program Design & Development
    • Visual Basic OR Visual C++
  • Mathematics Core
    • Introduction to CAS
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus III
    • Elementary Linear Algebra
    • Introduction to Differential Equations
    • Introduction to Statistics OR Inferential Statistics
    • Introduction to Mathematical Proof
    • Abstract Algebra
    • Real Analysis
    • Senior Seminar
    • Academic internship in Mathematics
  • Mathematics Electives (Choose 2)
    • Introduction to Probability
    • College Geometry
    • Vector Calculus
    • Special Topics in Mathematics
    • Introduction to Numerical Analysis
Minors & Electives (24 Credits)

  • General Education Electives (24 Credits)
Total Credits: 126

Take a look at some of the career opportunities available to graduates of this program:

Statistician
Actuary
Market Research Analyst
Economist
Data Scientist
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