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About Mathematics at Young Harris College

Mathematics prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. Graduates may enter graduate programs in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or related fields.

Graduates may also pursue career opportunities in teaching, the financial industry, or with additional training, related fields such as computer science or engineering. The mathematics major develops transferrable skills, such as precise thinking, logical argumentation, and creative problem-solving, which can be major assets in almost any career path.

Mathematics degree requirements

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from YHC, you’ll take 120 hours of coursework.

General Education:

37 hours


48 hours, including two PALS (Physically Active Life Skills) courses

Program courses:

35 hours

Some of our most popular mathematics classes include:

MATH 2450 Intro to Abstract Mathematics:

Emphasis will be placed on using a variety of techniques to construct valid proofs concerning: basic set theory, number systems (natural, integer, rational, real), countability, and convergence of sequences.

“As a person who loves to be outside, YHC and the surrounding area is the perfect place to experience many different aspects of the outdoors. My family and I also value the small town feel of our community. This feeling doesn’t just happen off campus but rather extends to campus with small class sizes and the chance to get to know everyone.”

Alex Barnes
Dr. Alex P. Barnes Assistant Professor of Mathematics – Chair, Department of Mathematics 
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Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering (3+2 with UGA)

The program includes three years of study at Young Harris College followed by two years of study at the University of Georgia. During the third year of study at Young Harris College, the student will apply for admission to the University of Georgia and complete the College of Engineering High Demand Major application process. After enrolling at the University of Georgia and successfully completing all curriculum requirements for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, the student will be awarded the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering offered by the University of Georgia, and will then transfer UGA courses back to Young Harris College to complete the B.S. in Mathematics.

For questions, please contact Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Christopher Sass.