Math Major

If you’re looking for a great mathematics degree program in Pennsylvania, then you’ve come to the right place. Our program offers three optional concentrations to allow you to choose the best focus for your future career.

By the Numbers

"Ranked by median starting pay, median mid-career pay (at least 10 years in), growth in salary and wealth of job opportunities, engineering and math reigned supreme." – Forbes, May 15, 2012


Midlevel Income

All concentrations emphasize the importance of analytical and creative problem solving skills. Our alumni have shared that employers value such skills above all others. The following concentrations are available to our students within this major:

Pure Mathematics

Focuses on the theoretical side of mathematics. Students who concentrate in pure mathematics are prepared for graduate school in mathematics or a related field. In recent years, our graduates have gone on to pursue masters and PhD degrees in math, operations research, statistics, economics, and computer science at institutions such as Lehigh University, Johns Hopkins University, Southern Illinois University, University of North Carolina, Wake Forest University, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, University of Delaware, University of Maryland at College Park, and North Carolina State University.

Applied Mathematics

Prepares students for careers using math to help solve problems in other fields, such as engineering, physics, statistics, economics, or finance. Our graduates have gone on to work for a variety of prestigious companies including Amazon, Google, Goldman Sachs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and many other well-known companies and agencies.


Mathematics Secondary Education

Designed for students wanting to graduate in four years with a degree in math, as well the ability to teach math in grades 7-12 in Pennsylvania and reciprocal states. Students who complete our secondary education concentration graduate with a versatile credential and skill set that can be applied to teaching, or any other math-related field. Learn more about the Math Education major.

No Concentration

Mathematics majors who do not select a concentration create their own combinations of mathematics electives according to their own interests and career plans. This allows students to tailor the degree to specific topical interests within the field.

Minors supported by the Math Department

Data Analytics Minor

Join a growing field! Job outlook for students who have experience in data analytics is at an all-time high. Data is everywhere and it drives how we make decisions. More than ever, there is a critical need for professionals who can fill this skill gap. Learn to process and interpret big data, manage data, program a computer in different languages, and apply statistical, data mining, and machine learning techniques to solve real world problems with a minor in Data Analytics.

Mathematics Minor

Interested in math but looking to complete a different major? Take a minor in math! You’ll build a solid foundation in advanced mathematics such as calculus and linear algebra, and have the flexibility to customize the minor to your specific interests. Learn more about the math minor degree requirements.