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!

Complete our information request form or take the next step by completing our online application to begin earning your math degree.


The Academic Catalog is the student guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield College.

On-Campus: August 19, 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 Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • History (6 Credits)
  • Literature (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Math (3 Credits)
  • Science (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)
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)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Statistician
Actuary
Market Research Analyst
Economist
Data Scientist

Early College students,

Congratulations! You have elected to enroll in an online, college-level course. Each course is different in its requirements involving theory, application, depth of reflection, and research. Occasionally, the title of a course has been chosen to broadly describe the course content. As an Early College student, you may need to communicate with the instructor to discuss your ability to meet the course’s requirements within the first two days of the course, within the drop/add period. This allows you time to select another option if you believe the course requirements are beyond your current level of learning.

Your grades will be final and appear on your Bluefield College transcript, so it is important that you do your best.

If you have a learning disability, it is important that you communicate that with our Associate Director of Academic Support, Mr. Wayne Pelts, prior to your classes starting. Mr. Pelts will need documentation in order to offer any accommodations. You may reach Mr. Pelts at wpelts@bluefield.edu.

An advisor will contact you prior to each enrollment period to discuss course options and will assist you in enrolling in your online classes. Remember we are here to support you and help you be successful.