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Field of Study: Mathematics

Introduction

Mathematics programs teach people how to use math to solve problems.

 

Overview

They include topics such as:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functional analysis
  • Number theory

Concentrations
In mathematics programs students may be able to specialize in:

  • Geometric analysis
  • Topology and foundations
  • Algebra and number theory
  • Analysis and functional analysis

Schools
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in mathematics. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in mathematics. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.