MajorMinor3YRBachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
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Butler’s Mathematics major is designed to accommodate a diverse range of career aspirations. It caters to students aiming for positions in government or industry, those with ambitions of pursuing advanced degrees or professional schools, as well as those with a passion for teaching.

In addition to meeting department-specific requirements, students in this program will complete the University Core Curriculum, which includes engaging First-Year Seminar courses throughout your initial year. Furthermore, you’ll be required to satisfy the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences language requirement, typically entailing the completion of two 200-level language courses within the first year, alongside fulfilling other essential general requirements.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • MA 106 – Calculus and Analytic Geometry 
  • CS 142 – Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
  • MA 205 – Discrete Mathematics 
  • MA 310 – Linear Algebra 
  • MA 426 – Analysis: Theory of Calculus

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Three-Year Program

The Mathematics major can be completed in a total of three years if students bring in at least eight credits from high school. Students must also plan to take courses during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

Learning Outcomes

Our graduates are problem solvers with a broad knowledge of mathematical subfields. Specifically, students who complete this degree will be able to:

Identify the fundamental concepts in the main areas of mathematics, including set theory, logic, calculus, discrete mathematics, linear and modern algebra, and real and complex analysis.

Construct mathematical proofs using standard techniques such as induction, contradiction, and contraposition.

Solve mathematical problems by applying abstract theory and/or mathematical models as appropriate.

Communicate well to various audiences-to individuals who might be trained in mathematics and to those who are not. This ability includes the use of mathematical word-processing systems to write mathematics.

Understand various interconnections among the branches of mathematics, the discipline’s breadth and depth, and its beauty.

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Scott Kaschner
Associate Professor – Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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William Johnston
Professor – Mathematics & Actuarial Science
Department of Mathematical Sciences
“Dr. J.” has taught mathematics to undergraduates for more than 35 years. He also served for 17 years in administrative posts ranging from department chair, associate dean, and academic affairs vice president at various institutions. The pinnacle of this…
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Rebecca Wahl
Associate Professor – Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
I grew up in Salem, Oregon and earned my BS in Mathematics from the University of Oregon. I completed my MS at San Jose State University and earned my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Purdue University in 1997. After three years as an Assistant Professor at…
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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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