Field of Study: Mathematics
Mathematics programs teach people how to use math to solve problems.
They include topics such as:
- Functional analysis
- Number theory
In mathematics programs students may be able to specialize in:
- Geometric analysis
- Topology and foundations
- Algebra and number theory
- Analysis and functional analysis
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.