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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Phone: (740) 351-3301

Career Opportunities

With the communication and analytic skills you'll gain at Shawnee State University, you'll be well-armed to tackle the challenges of 21st century life and be poised to take on research or teaching positions.

As a Shawnee State Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science graduate, the possibilities are virtually unlimited. You can work in schools teaching either at the secondary or the elementary level. You can use your degree as a stepping stone to an advanced degree in Mathematics or a related field like statistics and teach at a university. You can also work in finance as a financial planner, an investment analyst, or seek a career in research with a university or think tank.

  • Cryptographer
  • Mathematician
  • Economist
  • Financial planner
  • Statistician
  • Operations research analyst
  • Systems engineer
  • Inventory control specialist
  • Budget analyst
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Programmer analyst
  • Purchasing agent
  • Market researcher
  • Cost estimator
  • Fraud investigator
  • Energy analyst
  • High school math teacher
  • Data analyst
  • Software tester

For more information about employment and career paths for mathematicians, visit the American Mathematical Society or the Mathematical Association of America.

What Makes This Major Unique

  • Approachable and passionate group of 11 faculty members who are dedicated to the students.
  • Exposure to undergraduate research through a required senior project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
  • Close work with their peers in math lab help form a community for the teaching and learning of mathematics along with the opportunity for part-time income and work experience.
  • Most upper level courses within this concentration have small enrollments that enable more individualized teaching.
  • Teach the quantitative skills that are in demand in a wide array of career paths.
  • Student activities through both an active Math Club and a chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in algebra needed to be successful in math classes.
  • Students will be able to formulate, analyze, and solve problems in the mathematical sciences through analytical (logical reasoning) and computational techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in calculus and linear algebra.
  • Students will communicate mathematics at an advanced level.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in statistical methods.

Student Testimonials

“I did learn a lot at Shawnee, and the professors were almost available to answer questions or provide help. The things I learned, and the people that I met within the mathematics department did help me to prepare for the workforce after college. Shawnee State University may not be a well-known school on a national level, but they do provide a quality forum for an educational experience.”

“The mathematical, critical, and analytic thinking skills I gained and honed during my time in Shawnee State University's math generalist program has helped me be successful in a career blending mathematics and computer science. From linear algebra to number theory and abstract algebra, I've found the topics and concepts I learned in the math generalist program useful, relevant, and helpful in solving new and unique problems within my career. The ability and manipulate these concepts and build on them with knowledge from my career has been invaluable to my success.”

“The mathematical, critical, and analytic thinking skills I gained and honed during my time in Shawnee State University's math generalist program has helped me be successful in a career blending mathematics and computer science. From linear algebra to number theory and abstract algebra, I've found the topics and concepts I learned in the math generalist program useful, relevant, and helpful in solving new and unique problems within my career. The ability and manipulate these concepts and build on them with knowledge from my career has been invaluable to my success.”

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