The mission of the BS in Mathematics is to educate students in the traditional mathematical disciplines (e.g. calculus, discrete methods, probability and statistical theory and methods, linear programming, linear and abstract algebra, etc.) so that students will be prepared to 1) Pursue a graduate degree, or 2) enter a career in mathematics. The BS in Mathematics is distinct from the BS in Secondary Education Mathematics in that the course of study requires a capstone course in which the student will apply mathematical knowledge in an independent research project. The Mathematics degree is designed for students with a strong commitment to applying mathematical knowledge in a career.