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Mathematics Major

Delve into the world of numbers, patterns, and mathematical concepts. Gain analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to tackle complex mathematical problems.

Emphasis Tracks in Education and Actuarial Science

Within the BS mathematics degree, we offer optional emphasis tracks in teaching and actuarial science. Prepare for licensure in the state of Kansas, educating Grades 5-12. Or, earn your Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit, preparing to sit for your first two actuarial exams.

STEM School of Excellence Award

Pitt State earned the STEM School of Excellence Award for its commitment to STEM education. We collaboratively execute events like math relays and partner with the College of Education.

Student Organizations

Math majors have opportunities for professional development and academic honors. Earn your spot in the Mathematical Association of America Student Chapter and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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Innovative Teaching Styles
Expert faculty make exciting and relevant lesson plans for their students.
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Research with Professors
Delve into cutting-edge mathematical topics and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
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Student Teaching

Shadow teachers in local schools, experiencing their teaching strategies and classroom management techniques.

Mathematics Careers

Our graduates are well-prepared and ready to pursue graduate school or careers in mathematics. Mathematics graduates of Pitt State have a 99% job placement.

Pursue a wide range of career opportunities in fields such as finance, data analysis, research, and academia. Common mathematics jobs of recent grads include:

  • Data Analyst: Interpret data to derive insights and make informed business decisions.
  • Actuary: Assess risk for insurance companies by utilizing mathematical models and statistical analysis.
  • Financial Analyst: Evaluate investment opportunities, and provide recommendations for financial planning.
  • Operations Research Analyst: Apply mathematical modeling and optimization techniques to improve efficiency and solve complex business problems.
  • Statistician: Make data-driven decisions and predictions.
  • Cryptographer: Develop algorithms and encryption methods to secure information in fields like cybersecurity.
  • Software Engineer: Develop software solutions and algorithms.
  • Education: Share mathematical knowledge and inspire future generations.


Emphases available

Acquire advanced teaching strategies for students aged 14 to 18, exploring topics like algebra, geometry, calculus, and statistics.

Develop teaching strategies that engage students aged 10 to 14, fostering a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

Master the art of financial risk analysis. Students develop advanced skills in mathematics and statistics to assess the likelihood of future events and their financial impact.

Additional information
for the School of Science and Mathematics

Catalog – see program guides