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Mathematics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Allentown, PA, United States
The Bachelor in Mathematics program from Cedar Crest College emphasizes an understanding of the nature and structure of mathematics, its processes and applications, and is designed to develop in students’ problem-solving, abstract reasoning, and logical thinking skills.
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The Bachelor of Science in Mathematicsfrom Cedar Crest College emphasizes creative engagement in mathematical thinking and confident problem solving, skills widely recognized as critical in confronting our national and global challenges. The course of study stresses analytical and logical reasoning skills based on classical mathematical thought. Grounded in the liberal arts, the curriculum stresses an understanding of the nature and structure of mathematics, its processes, and applications. Courses in this  program are designed to develop in the student critical thinking skills and the ability to apply them to problems within various disciplines as well as cross-disciplinary problems. 

The Bachelor in Mathematics is a versatile and empowering degree, enabling the graduate to work in a wide variety of career areas in satisfying, challenging positions, and at salaries well above those job fields traditionally occupied by women. A mathematics major can lead to graduate study in mathematics, but also prepares a student for programs in law, finance, and medicine. Despite dramatic increases in the number of women studying sciences and technology, mathematics remains a disciplinary stronghold, an area in which women are still vastly underrepresented. The Department is intensely committed to increasing the participation of women in mathematics and mathematics education, and affirms the importance of this goal for a women’s college.

Student Learning Outcomes  

  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of critical topics from calculus.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate mathematical ideas clearly using correct mathematical terminology and proper mathematical notation.
  • Students will identify, formulate, and analyze real world problems using mathematical techniques.
  • Students will be able to summarize and describe data, conduct graphical analyses, carry out basic statistical procedures and effectively write up the analysis.
  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of algebra and algebraic structures.
  • Students will demonstrate a sound conceptual understanding of mathematics through the construction of mathematically rigorous and logically correct proofs.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to independently research the mathematics necessary to solve an extensive problem, formulate the solution to the problem, and present the solution to peers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Modern Algebra
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Number Theory
  • Modern Geometry
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Complex Variables

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

    • Complete a free application: Online CCC International Student Application
    • A required personal essay (minimum of 3 paragraphs)
    • Original score reports of one of the following to demonstrate proficiency in the English language: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT

* TOEFL or IELTS test must have been taken within the past two years.

    • Official transcripts (academic records) from your high school (secondary school.)

    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic counselor in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

  • Copy of foreign passport and current U.S. visa (if applicable)
  • Financial/Bank Statements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40967 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40967 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Allentown

  • 1110 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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