The B.S. in Mathematics program is carefully structured to give students a unique level of exploration and guidance on careers in the mathematical sciences. Here are some of the features
All mathematics concentrations share common coursework in the first year, making a seamless process for choosing or changing concentrations.
All mathematics majors are advised by professors in the mathematics department, and students pursuing secondary teaching certification have an additional advisor with expertise in mathematics education and Pennsylvania certification processes and policies.
All incoming students complete in their first semester a 1-credit First Year Seminar in Mathematics, which includes engaging with faculty and current students, exploring all available concentrations, and learning more about the many career opportunities for mathematicians and statisticians.
Students can choose a concentration in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or Secondary Teaching Certification, or they can work with an advisor to create a custom path through the mathematics curriculum. The latter option is popular with students going directly to mathematics graduate school.
Students in Applied Mathematics or Statistics concentrations are required to complete advanced coursework (and encouraged to complete a minor program) in a discipline to which mathematics or statistics is applied. Common minors among our students include Business, Computer Science, and Economics.