Small classes and personal attention make Methodist University an excellent choice for the study of Mathematics. As a demanding major, mathematics challenges you to open your mind, think in abstract terms, and put it all back together in a practical application. The emphasis is on concepts, and professors work one-on-one with you to ensure you understand and are able to take what you learn to the next level.
Common Career Paths
Some of the top jobs for those with a Mathematics bachelor degree include financial manager, actuary, operations research analyst, budget analyst, accountant, auditor, and so much more.
Common Salary Ranges for Graduates
As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Mathematics degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:
- Financial Managers $161,720
- Operations research analyst: $93,460
- Budget analyst: $73,910
- Accounts and auditors: $84,960
Average Tuition Cost
The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
While the average starting salary can vary based on location and knowledge, Mathematics offers one of the highest starting salaries out of those with math and science majors. According to NACE Community, the average starting salary for Mathematics majors is $60,153.
Some of the top jobs for those with a Mathematics bachelor degrees include financial manager, actuary, operations research analyst, budget analyst, accountant, auditor, and so much more.
Allison Hall has two computer labs which fit the needs of all levels of math and computer science students. There is software on these computers tailored to those majors dealing with programming and complex mathematics.
Peer tutoring in Mathematics is available through the Writing & Tutoring Center, located in the One Stop in Davis Memorial Library.
Double Major in Engineering & Mathematics
The Engineering Program, along with the Department of Mathematics, allows certain course to go toward both the engineering requirements and mathematics requirements so that a student may complete the engineering and mathematics degrees (Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics) with minimal extra course requirements. If you are interested in a double major in Engineering and Mathematics, please contact either department for more information and a complete list of course requirements in both majors.