Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics Degree


The Auburn Montgomery Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences offers a degree in mathematics with four options to choose from; traditional mathematics, mathematics with an emphasis in computer science, mathematics Education, and mathematical economics.  In addition there is a two-year pre-engineering program. The Mathematics programs at Auburn Montgomery will prepare you for a career out of college or for entering graduate school.

Students wishing to major in mathematics may choose one of four options:

Traditional Mathematics Major (MH) - The traditional mathematics option is ideally suited to students who intend to complete graduate studies in mathematics or related fields. Many AUM graduates who majored in mathematics have successfully completed graduate degrees in mathematics, statistics, and related fields at schools across the state and nation. This option is also well suited for students who simultaneously complete professional requirements for entrance into medical school or for careers in actuarial science. Students pursuing the traditional mathematics major must complete the following requirements:

COMM 1010 
CSCI 2000 
ENGL 3060 
MATH 1610 
MATH 1620 
MATH 2000 
MATH 2630 
MATH 2660 
MATH 2690 
MATH 2670 or MATH 4670 
MATH 4200 or MATH 4300 
MATH 4210 
MATH 4310 
MATH 4220 or MATH 4320 
MATH 4230 
MATH 4950 

3 hours of mathematics electives at the 3000 level or above (PHIL 3700 may be used) 
8 hours of approved science electives chosen from BIOL, CHEM or PHYS 
9 hours (a minor) of approved electives in one subject outside mathematics at the 2000-level or above 

Mathematics Education Option (MHSE) - The mathematics education option is a joint program provided by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences and the Department of Foundations, Secondary and Physical Education. This option is available for students wanting to teach mathematics in the secondary schools. This program leads to a “highly qualified” teaching certificate in Alabama for grades 6 to 12. Students in this option will be assigned academic advisors in both departments. Students are expected to satisfy School of Education requirements concerning admission to professional education and professional internship along with graduation requirements expected of students in both departments. In addition to the core requirements and School of Education requirements, students pursing the option in mathematics education must complete the following requirements: 

MATH 1150 
MATH 1610 
MATH 1620 
MATH 2000 
MATH 2630 
MATH 2660 
MATH 2670 
MATH 4110 
MATH 4200 
MATH 4210 
MATH 4310 
MATH 4470 
MATH 4950 
CSCI 2000 
Approved 3000/4000 MATH or CSCI elective 

Mathematical Sciences with an Emphasis in Computer Science (MHC)- The program in mathematical sciences with emphasis on computer science is an ideal choice for students who intend to seek employment in today’s competitive job market. Many AUM graduates who majored in the mathematical sciences have had high rates of success in securing employment with leading firms across the state and nation. These graduates enter the job market immediately following graduation and pursue successful careers in engineering, operations research, computer science, and countless other fields related to the physical, computer, and social sciences. Students pursuing the option in mathematical sciences with an emphasis in computer sciences must complete the following requirements in addition to the core courses:

MATH 4200 

MATH 4400 
MATH 4600 
MATH 4670 
CSCI 1200 
CSCI 2000 
CSCI 3000 
8 hours of two courses selected from BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, CHEM 1100, or CHEM 1200 
9 hours of approved electives in CSCI 

Mathematical Economics (MHE) - The mathematical economics option is designed for students who are either interested in doing analytical and quantitative work in business or government or in graduate work in applied mathematics, especially in mathematical economics and finance. Students pursuing the mathematical economics option must complete the following requirements in addition to the core courses: 

MATH 4200 
MATH 4210 
MATH 4310 
MATH 4600 
MATH 4950 
CSCI 2000 
CSCI 3000 
ECON 4100, 4110 
Approved ECON 4000 elective

Career Possibilities


Mathematics: Actuarial Field, Education, Engineering, Government (NASA, NSA, U.S. Census Bureau, etc.), Operations Research, Statistics

Mathematics (Computer option): Education, Engineering, Government (NASA, NSA, etc.), Software Development, Engineering

Mathematics (Economics option): Education, Actuarial Field, Education, Banking and Financial Institutions, Brokerage and Investment Firms, Government (Office of Management and Budget, the Treasury Department, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Commerce Department, the Bureau of the Census, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Congressional Budget Office, etc.), Human Resource Management, Market Research

Mathematics Education: Education

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