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Mathematics (B.S.)

B.S., Mathematics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

What You'll Do

When calculating the right education, you must factor in a respected university, knowledgeable faculty, and an excellent program designed to develop your mathematical expertise. At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics majors find the solution.  IUP can offer you everything you need to prepare for a successful career or graduate work in mathematics.

Under the guidance of IUP’s Mathematics faculty, you’ll take classes such as Calculus II, Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, Differential Equations, and Introduction to Mathematical Proofs.  As part of your major, you’ll also choose from a list of mathematics courses and take a few classes in computer science.

Free electives offered by this major give you the opportunity to explore another field by adding a minor. Some of the minors offered by IUP include Business Administration for nonmajors, Computer Science, Sociology/Applied Social Research, Information Assurance (Criminology/Computer Science), Political Science, Anthropology, Dance, and Theater.

What You'll Become

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree will prepare you for graduate studies in Mathematics or for a professional career in fields such as financial forecasting, space systems, transportation, cryptography, construction, computer systems, medicine, robotics, economics, statistical analysis, government, industry, or management science.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of biostatistics should see job growth, primarily in the field of pharmaceuticals research and clinical trials. The report, which looks at the decade 2006-2016, also notes that the insurance industry, the largest employer of actuaries, is expected to see stable job growth, while other areas, such as health care and consulting agencies, may see larger growth in mathematics employment figures. Mathematicians with strong computer skills may find additional job opportunities.

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Special Features

  • Study abroad options include: the Math in Moscow program, Independent University of Moscow; Science Summer School, Cambridge, England; and Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, Technical University, Hungary.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • IUP mathematics undergraduate and graduate students have completed internships at places such as Lockheed Martin, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
  • The IUP Math Club schedules social activities for students and faculty members.
  • IUP has a chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a specialized honor society in mathematics.
  • Among the special projects in mathematics at IUP have been the Numerical Methods for Supercomputers Course Project and IUP’s Annual High School Mathematics Competition.
  • Additional facilities for mathematics students are the Center for Statistics Education in Pennsylvania at IUP and the Software Development Center.