Wondering what you can do with a mathematics degree? Some of the best jobs in the country are reserved for math majors! That’s because mathematics prepares you to solve complex problems in a variety of fields, including marketing and research, engineering, sports, health care and government services. Graduate school is an option that will take you even further in your career.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from PennWest University provides a solid background in the foundations, theory and applications of mathematics. Expect to receive training in basic statistics, calculus, multivariate calculus, logic theory, proofs, problem solving and various types of analysis as well as software training for mathematical problem solving.

Our curriculum combines fundamental theory with critical thinking skills and practical experience. As a result, you'll not just use logical models proposed by others. You'll be able to create new approaches for the problems and technologies of tomorrow.

You'll learn from expert faculty who serve as mentors and advisors. They'll participate in every aspect of your education, in and out of the classroom. You can count on them giving you the foundation you need to succeed.

In addition, you will have a chance to conduct undergraduate research, present your work to others in the field and get published. As a result, you’ll graduate well prepared to become a future researcher in all areas of mathematics, whether you choose to enter the workforce or continue on to a graduate program.

**Credits: 120**

**Contact:**Marc Sylvester

msylvester@pennwest.edu

814-732-1181

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Student-to-faculty ratio at PennWest

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Credit hours for this degree can be completed in eight semesters or four years

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Projected growth for employment of mathematicians and statisticians between now and 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Mathematics (no concentration)

Actuarial Science

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Actuarial Science

**Credits: 120Location: California Blended, Clarion Blended, Edinboro Blended**

Are you intrigued by numbers and statistics but also have a keen interest in the world of business? Are you logical and able to communicate clearly? Consider pursing a PennWest’s B.S. in Actuarial Science.

Actuaries use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to analyze the economic costs of risk and uncertainty. Most actuaries are employed by insurance companies. A bachelor’s degree is all you need to launch a challenging and rewarding career.

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) gives PennWest’s program high marks. Our rigorous curriculum prepares you to pass a series of exams that will certify you work for as an actuary. Approximately 95% of our graduates are employed within a few months of graduation. They go on to enjoy successful careers at nationally known insurance companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment opportunities will grow much faster than average for graduates in these fields.

In 2021, the median annual wage for mathematicians was $108,100. The median pay for actuaries was $105,900.

**Outcome #1**

B.S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will demonstrate proficiency in mathematics content and skills including the mathematical theory of interest, statistical models, and economics.

**Outcome #2**

Students graduating with a B. S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will be able to interpret and solve mathematical problems including problems related to the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society professional examinations.

**Outcome #3**

Students graduating with a B. S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will be able to interpret and solve mathematical problems.

**Outcome #4**

Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will be able to read and evaluate the validity of a mathematical argument.

**Outcome #5**

Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics-Actuarial track will present mathematics in written and oral forms consistent with the standards of the regional mathematics and actuarial associations.

**Outcome #1**

Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics will demonstrate proficiency in mathematics content and skills.

**Outcome #2**

Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics will be able to effectively formulate and communicate proofs in mathematics.

**Outcome #3**

Students graduating with a B. S. in Mathematics will be able to interpret and solve mathematical problems.

**Outcome #4**

Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics will be able to read and evaluate the validity of a mathematical argument.

**Outcome #5**

Students graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics will present mathematics in written and oral forms consistent with the standards of the regional mathematics associations.

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.