David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences


The mathematics program at High Point University seeks to provide courses that will introduce students to the logic and foundations of mathematics so that they will build skills in problem solving and deductive and analytical reasoning. These are the skills that are in demand in many of today’s most sought-after career fields.

Why should I choose this major at HPU?

  • HPU offers both a B.A. and B.S. in mathematics as well as degrees in mathematical economics and actuarial science. The B.A. program allows for more flexibility for students wishing to double major in another field. The B.S. program provides a solid foundation for success as mathematicians and preparation for professional school.
  • Employment for math majors reflects a higher job satisfaction rate, outranking finance, engineering, law and medicine.
  • Mathematics majors tend to have the highest graduate admissions test scores such as the LSAT and GMAT.
  • Studying mathematics develops the skills employers are looking for. These include abstract thinking, problem solving, analyzing data, rigorous and logical thought and creating and analyzing mathematical models. Employers know that someone who holds a math degree has learned something far more valuable than a series of facts: they have learned how to think.
  • Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2022.

What can I do with this major?

Students with degrees in mathematics currently have careers as:

  • Actuary
  • Computer analyst/programmer
  • Cryptographer
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Marketing research analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Meteorologist
  • Middle or high school mathematics teacher
  • Operations research analyst
  • Statistician
  • Systems analyst

Innovative Learning

nick-zayataFor up-and-coming music artists, or just friends who enjoy seeing each other on the cover of the “next hot album,” High Point University mathematics and computer science major Nick Zayatz has an app for you. “Album Pop” helps users create an album cover in three easy steps.

“My software engineering class at HPU was very helpful in preparing me to make this app,” says Zayatz. “It helped me establish some good practices for working on large projects, making my app more sustainable and flexible for updates.”


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Mathematics at HPU