Mathematics Majors and Minors

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Mathematics is among the most rigorous fields of study. Some students see math as an extreme sport that demands every ounce of their talent and intellect and provides endless opportunities for growth. To be sure, solving vexing problems can be fun and thrilling, and it’s certainly essential to global progress. It’s also a career path with great financial rewards for the dedicated.

None of our math courses has more than 40 students. Many students choose to augment their undergraduate studies by completing internships or studying abroad in Moscow, Cambridge, or Budapest.

Pure Mathematics Specialization, Mathematics, BS

  • Open your career options in business, industry, or government service settings, or prepare to further your mathematics in graduate school.
  • Take classes such as Calculus II, Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, Differential Equations, and Introduction to Mathematical Proofs.
  • Choose from a list of elective mathematics courses, and take classes in computer science.
  • Explore another field by adding a minor such as business administration, computer science, sociology/applied social research, and information assurance (criminology/computer science).

Applied Mathematics Specialization, Mathematics, BS

  • Prepare to work where computer science is used and appreciated; this includes careers in business, industry, statistics, and engineering.
  • Gain a strong foundation in applied mathematics, and apply to top graduate programs.
  • Acquire a strong foundation with classes such as Calculus II, Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, Differential Equations, and Introduction to Mathematical Proofs.
  • Strengthen your computer science skills with Problem Solving and Structure Programming, and An Introduction to Numerical Methods.
  • Tailor your course selection towards preparation in Math Analysis/Engineering or Operations Research.

Data Science Specialization, Mathematics, BS

  • Gain skills in utilizing complex databases to provide real-world, real-time solutions that incorporate predictive analytics and forecasting to improve decision making.
  • Prepare for careers that utilize quantitative modeling techniques, including probability, statistics, optimization, simulation, and computing.
  • Learn to design solutions to data-driven problems.

Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Statistics, BS

  • Prepare for the first two professional actuarial exams in order to pursue employment in the areas of insurance and investment.
  • Take additional classes in economics, finance, and accounting to develop an excellent business sense.

Mathematics Education, BSEd

  • The math teacher education program at IUP is highly regarded throughout Pennsylvania and the region.
  • It has an enviable track record of graduating mathematics teachers who have excelled in their profession.
  • Contains two specializations: Secondary Mathematics Education and Middle Level Mathematics Education.

4+1: Earn Your Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at the Same Time

  • Stay one extra academic year.
  • Beginning your junior year, you’ll take graduate courses along with your undergraduate courses.
  • You can earn a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Applied Mathematics.

Minor in Mathematics

  • Choose from a wide array of mathematics courses, and then apply your new skills to your chosen career path.

Minor in Applied Statistics

  • Take courses in statistics so you can apply them to other disciplines in the natural and social sciences.

Minor in Elementary and Middle-Level Mathematics

  • The minor consists of 18 credits in elementary and middle-level mathematics education.
  • The minor may offer additional preparation for the teaching of elementary and middle-level mathematics.