Mathematicians are problem solvers — formulating questions, determining applicable mathematics, solving problems and communicating solutions.

This major prepares you for the growing importance of analyzing and understanding data and statistics. You can choose the bachelor of arts in mathematics to focus more on theory, or the bachelor of science in applied mathematics to examine practical applications in science and operations research. Small classes provide you with individual attention from professors who actively involve you in the learning process.

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With the department’s approval, enter the honors program in mathematics, where you’ll have the opportunity to pursue advanced topics and work with faculty one-on-one. For an even greater challenge, work on an independent study. Add to your resume with internships and co-op opportunities. Qualify for the Global Laboratory, and spend two to 10 weeks on another continent, conducting community-based research with leading scientists on projects designed to discover solutions to pressing global problems while promoting international understanding.


Opportunities include

  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Actuarial work
  • Cryptology
  • Inventory planning
  • Numerical analysis
  • Web metrics

Graduate studies may include

  • Math
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Business


Our campus computing facilities and the department's own computer lab support studies.

“I really thought the professors in the math department were great. The classes I took were different from most of the classes I took at Grove City (College) for my minor. The classes here were the proof-based classes, so I went in and talked to my professors a lot more. Within the math department here, I really had a chance to take what I thought were a lot of challenging courses, and I think that really helps me as a math student.”

— Carolyn Shaddak