Mathematics is the science of numbers and the abstract formulation of their operations. Quantitative skills acquired through this study are useful in career fields which include computer science, business, actuarial science, engineering, life and physical sciences, medicine, and research. A B.S. in mathematics leads to many career paths. Actuaries concentrate on the study of actuarial science and usually work for the government, an insurance agency, or a consulting firm. They interpret statistics to determine the likelihood of injury, sickness, death, or loss of property among various population groups and develop insurance rates and plans for these groups. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
B.S. Mathematics: Cooperative Engineering Concentration
Mathematics is the science of numbers and the abstract formulation of their operations. Quantitative skills acquired through this study are useful in career fields which include computer science, business, actuarial science, engineering, life and physical sciences, medicine and research. The department offers a B.S. in mathematics: cooperative engineering concentration which is a part of the 3/2 Engineering Program with University of Pittsburgh and Case Western Reserve University. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
B.S. Mathematics: Financial Mathematics & Actuarial Science
The B.S. in mathematics with a concentration in financial mathematics and actuarial science is an interdisciplinary program wherein students take courses in mathematics, finance, economics, accounting, and computational science. The degree prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the financial services sector and actuarial industries. Students also are prepared for a range of graduate programs including applied mathematics, financial mathematics, finance, and economics. This course of study helps students develop a deep knowledge of mathematics, probability, statistics, and applications of these disciplines to finance. Students completing the degree program have completed coursework that prepares them for the first Chartered Financial Analyst exam and the first two Society of Actuaries exams. This program is only offered at the Clarion campus.
Minor in Mathematics
Why minor in mathematics? Because mathematics is the art of problem solving! Having this minor on your resume goes a long way in distinguishing yourself to prospective employers. Students of all majors (especially physics, computer science and other life sciences) can usually add this to their transcript with a few extra courses (Math 270, 271, and four electives numbered 272 or higher). This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.