at Meredith College

If you enjoy thinking analytically and working in a collaborative and problem-solving environment, then Meredith’s mathematics major will be a great fit for you. You’ll hone your skills and knowledge through an empowering STEM curriculum emphasizing conceptual understanding, theory, and application.

"The amazing math faculty gave me the confidence to declare my major in mathematics, and from then on, they helped tailor my education to my personal interests and goals.”

Our Math Major

A professor teaches a math class.

At Meredith, you will have the opportunity to gain meaningful experiences that will prepare you for a professional career through internships, research, and a diverse curriculum. You will strengthen your expertise through coursework incorporating calculus, statistics, theoretical mathematics, and applied mathematics.

Meredith provides an empowering and strengths-based environment for women, giving them the confidence to thrive in the STEM field. You will graduate from the math program ready to make a positive impact and pave the way for future generations of women in STEM.

As a part of Meredith’s STEM program, you can pursue a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts in mathematics, as well as minors in mathematics, mathematics and computer applications, statistics, and web development. You can also gain your mathematics teaching licensure for middle and secondary grades. We offer a dual degree engineering program, which is an agreement between Meredith and North Carolina State University, where you can simultaneously complete the academic requirements of both institutions and gain two degrees in five years.

Our Math Programs

Students earning a bachelor of arts in mathematics are required to complete 40 credit hours  which include 22 credit hours of core math courses, 12 hours of statistics and electives, and six hours of  MAT-354 or MAT-371 and MAT-410 or MAT-420.  

Math major course descriptions

Undergraduate course catalog

Students earning a bachelor of science in mathematics are required to complete 52-54 credit hours which include 22 credit hours of core math courses, 12 hours of statistics electives, nine hours of required courses, three hours of electives, and six to eight hours in a science area of their choice.  

Math major course descriptions

Undergraduate course catalog

  • Students earning a degree in mathematics are eligible to seek North Carolina teacher licensure for mathematics in middle grades (6-9) or secondary education (9-12).
  • To complete the mathematics education program, students must complete the requirements for their chosen major and the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

  • The agreement between Meredith and North Carolina State University allows students to earn two degrees, one from each institution, in five years. 
  • Students receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Meredith and a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace, biological, biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.
  • In this program, students develop leadership and communication skills through internships and guidance from professional mentors.
  • Students must meet the program eligibility requirements. 

Learn more about the dual degree engineering program.

Students minoring in mathematics are required to complete 20-28 credit hours, including calculus and approved electives. 

Math minor course descriptions

Undergraduate course catalog

Why Get Your Math Degree From Meredith?

  • Thrive as a woman in STEM through Meredith’s strengths-based education and work with alumnae who serve as valuable mentors and contacts in the professional field. 
  • A math degree can be combined with a variety of minors, such as
    • Applied mathematics
    • Data science
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics and computer applications
    • Statistics
    • Web development
  • Students of the math major have completed internships with organizations such as 
    • Nasa Kennedy Space Center
    • NSF-funded air quality project in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NC State University
    • Center for Transportation and the Environment at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education
  • Research is an integral component of the mathematics program, and students have many opportunities to conduct original research and attend summer research programs. 
    • Thesis presentations by math majors include
      • “A Study of Fractal Geometry with an Application to the Economy”
      • “Introduction to Cryptography: Exploring the NTRUEncrypt Algorithm”
      • “Colored Points in the Plane, Polytopes and the Gale Transform”
    • Summer research programs attended by math majors include
      • Undergraduate Modeling Workshop, Statistical, and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
      • Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh
      • The National Cancer Institute’s Integrative Cancer Biology Program, Summer Cancer Research Fellowship Program, The Ohio State University
  • An example of student success is Teaching Fellow Haley Ervin, ’18, who always loved math and teaching. Haley wanted to teach her students that math is more than just numbers, but also about problem solving and thinking critically. Her time at Meredith left her feeling confident in her ability to give her students the best education possible. 

Jobs With A Math Major

Graduates of Meredith’s mathematics program are employed by various organizations and companies and are consistently successful in graduate school.

  • Ph.D. programs attended by graduates include
    • Ph.D. in Statistics, UCLA
    • Ph.D. in Mathematics, NC State University
    • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, NC State University
  • Master’s programs attended by graduates include
    • Master of City Planning, University of California, Berkeley
    • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida
    • M.A. in Mathematics, Wake Forest University
    • M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Master of Arts in Teaching, Duke University
  • Potential jobs for mathematics graduates: web developer, physicist, accountant, economist, market researcher, software test engineer
  • Careers held by graduates in mathematics include
    • Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA
    • Assistant Professor, The Citadel, Charleston, SC
    • Engineer, FDH, Raleigh, NC
    • Analytical Consultant, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
    • Mathematics Teacher, Wakefield High School, Raleigh, NC
    • Department Head, Franklin Military Academy, Richmond Public Schools, VA

An Honors Scholar with majors in psychology and mathematics, Paige Lawrence, ’21, has learned the importance of community while at Meredith— a realization that inspired her to work with retirement homes to study fall prevention. After graduation, she will continue her studies at East Carolina University in the Master of  Occupational Therapy program.

For as long as she can remember, Aly Henneberry, ’23, has loved three things: math, science, and tennis. While at Meredith, she affirmed her strengths and pursued several networking opportunities that served her well after graduation.

Eran Artigues, ’18, has taken on the challenges of pursuing two STEM degrees while competing on the softball diamond and developing her skills through experiential learning opportunities.

Videos About Meredith’s Math Program

Mathematics News and Events

Kagure Wamunyu, ’13, returned to Meredith College to share life lessons with students. At the lunch, Wamunyu shared what she has learned throughout her journey from her time at Meredith to her current entrepreneurial pursuits in Kenya. 

Two Meredith College teams participated in DataFest at NC State this spring, with both teams earning awards. DataFest is an event sponsored by the American Statistical Association and held at schools around the country each spring. The event lasts from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, while undergraduate teams compete to explore and analyze a secret data set provided by an anonymous client. Teams share insights in a brief presentation at the end of the event.