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Program Overview

The Mathematics department offers a traditional major in Mathematics and two interdisciplinary majors: Applied Mathematics and Mathematics-Economics. In addition to strengthening your quantitative reasoning skills, you’ll also develop an understanding of the mathematical theory and applications that equip you for whatever career you choose. Mathematics teaches you to solve and address life’s challenges head-on.

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Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics can provide a foundation for a vast range of careers, including those in business, education, technology, medicine, and law. Students interested in teaching mathematics in secondary schools may take advantage of our teacher certification program at the undergraduate level or pursue certification through Furman's Master of Arts in Teaching. Consult with the Coordinator of Mathematics Education and the Education Department ( to learn about the program of teacher education..

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Our Degrees

Prerequisite Courses

Find out which courses you need to complete before taking our upper-division classes. Download our prerequisite courses as a PDF

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Advising for Introductory Mathematics Classes

Learn about our introductory mathematics course offerings to understand which starting point is best for your intended area of study.

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Math & the Mouse & Notable Programs

Our department offers several noteworthy, unique programs during the academic year, in addition to a special Maymester program. We believe in exposing our students to a variety of ideas, fields, and contemporary research topics. Math...

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What Can I Do With a Degree in Mathematics?

If you think studying mathematics will only open the doors to academia or research, think again. A degree in mathematics will take you anywhere, especially with the liberal arts background provided by Furman's education. There...

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