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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics and Data Science prepares confident graduates to enter a rapidly growing field to continue their education in a wide variety of disciplines or to move directly into a diverse professional landscape as industry leaders. Data Science, which is the development of data mining tools (algorithms and computer programs, for example) that organizations and individuals can use to analyze relevant data in ways that allow them to operate productively.

Why should I study math and data science?

Data Science is also a rapidly expanding area within the U.S. business world, with the demand predicted to grow 11% through 2024. With a strategic blend of mathematics and computer science courses and additional specific coursework in data mining and business analytics, you’ll be uniquely suited to serve God in society by addressing new and changing demands for mathematically and technologically skilled workers, leaders, and inventors. With a limited number of degree programs in the country like this, you’ll be ready for the field that needs you.

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates will be able to enter careers in a variety of fields:

  • Aerospace
  • Engineering
  • Business finance
  • Data analytics
  • Information technology
  • Systems analysis
  • Healthcare

Students will be prepared to continue their studies in graduate programs:

  • Data science
  • Operations research
  • Biometrics
  • Mathematics
  • Applied statistics
  • MBA
  • Marketing analytics
  • Operations management
  • Information systems
  • Healthcare analysis

Visit our alumni page to see what our other recent Math and Computer Science graduates are doing.

What skills will I develop?

  • Strong general mathematics skills in algebra, calculus, statistics, and more
  • Understanding of data systems and operations
  • Ability to spot and interpret patterns in data
  • Creative thinking in approaching data management and use
  • Distilling complex ideas, systems, and data into applicable information
  • Collaborative thinking and partnership
  • Understanding of software programming and its relationship to the data it provides
  • Ethical decision-making advice to organizations, leaders, and peers

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • Membership in Bethel’s ACM chapter
  • Easily add a minor in Computer Science by taking one additional course. Add a double-major in Computer Science (B.A.) with only four more courses.
  • Be a team member in one of the many regional, national, or international competitions our department participates in each year.
  • Internships for academic credit or to earn income
  • Original research with faculty

0 full-time faculty in the department

Top 10 college math team

-COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Upcoming Events

OCT 7 2017

Homecoming Math and Computer Science Department Open House 2017

10 a.m. CC232 (Clauson Center Level 2)

Celebrate Homecoming with the Department of Math and Computer Science, reconnect with alumni and professors, and hear updates on what’s happening in the department.

OCT 7 2017

Homecoming Department Open Houses

10 a.m. Various locations

Celebrate Homecoming with your department and hear updates on what's happening in your department and within the Bethel community.

OCT 7 2017

Homecoming Department Open Houses

1 p.m. Various locations

Celebrate Homecoming with your department and hear updates on what's happening in your department and within the Bethel community.

Mathematically-talented Christians need to think of mathematics as a path in which they may live out their faith. We can use our knowledge to further God's kingdom and live as lights in this world.

Megan Hawley '10
Current job: Data Scientist / Scientist III R&D, Honeywell Aerospace

Math Placement Information

Testing Information for Course Placement

Helpful instructions on math testing for incoming and current students planning to take Precalculus, Calculus 1, or Math for Elementary Education 1.

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