Undergraduate Degrees & Programs
To support students' diverse interests and career goals, the UCCS Math Department offers a range of undergraduate programs, ensuring each student the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education in mathematics that aligns with their individual goals and aspirations.
Undergraduate Mathematics Degree Options
The Department of Mathematics offers a range of paths to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. This degree is well-suited for students aiming toward a variety of mathematical careers in industry or secondary education, or planning for graduate education.
In the Mathematics BS program each student is expected to take ten core courses which serve as an introduction to the various subfields of mathematics, and then select one of the following five options for completing the degree.
- Pure Math
- Applied Mathematics
- Secondary Teaching
Click the following links to learn more about each option:
Mathematics, BS - Pure Math Option
Mathematics, BS - Applied Math Option
Mathematics, BS - Statistics Option
Mathematics, BS - Secondary Teaching Option
Mathematics, BS - Flexible Option
Accelerated Master's Program in Mathematics (BS to MS)
The Department of Mathematics also offers a curriculum leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics. This program allows students to count 9 credit hours of mathematics courses toward both degrees. As a result, a student can obtain both degrees in 5 years--more quickly than if completing the BS and MS individually. Any undergraduate interested in the Accelerated Master's Program should declare Mathematics as a major early in their academic career.
The Math minor provides more robust preparation for those majoring in any field that relies on calculus, including the natural sciences, engineering, and computer science.
The Department of Mathematics also offers a minor in Statistics for students majoring in social sciences or any field requiring preparation in calculus and probability.
Additional Program Options
Actuarial Science Preparation is a listing of strongly recommended courses for students interested in pursuing a career as an Actuary. These courses cover topics that will be included in some of the preliminary professional exams that students need to pass to become a credentialed Actuary.
Additional study outside of the degree program will be required to successfully complete the remaining Actuary exams.