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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Make Your Future Count with a Mathematics Degree from Gannon University 

    Professions requiring a mathematics degree are routinely ranked in the top ten careers for job satisfaction and demand. Students of Gannon’s mathematics program learn theoretical and applied mathematics along with valuable critical thinking skills. Graduates are poised for success in graduate school or as leading professionals in business, government, education and other industries.

    • Join expert faculty at the forefront of industry research.
    • Gannon students’ first-time pass rates on actuarial exams P/1 and FM/2 are well above the national average.
    • Collaborate with corporate leaders through internship opportunities.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Mathematics

    • Course and project work immerse students in the theory and application of mathematics.
    • Develop highly sought-after logic and in-depth problem-solving skills that are transferable across a number of industries.  
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for mathematicians and statisticians is $93.290.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Access professional software packages, such as Maple, to tackle real-world computational problems.  
    • Pursue faculty-supervised research opportunities that frequently result in conference presentations or publication in a scholarly journal.  
    • Receive individualized support from faculty for upper-level coursework through small class sizes.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key mathematics courses including: 

    Number Theory and Cryptography: Learn the skills needed to encrypt and decrypt messages in the modern age.

    Math Modeling: Engage in a semester-long project in partnership with a local non-profit agency to analyze realworld data sets.

    Financial Mathematics: Learn about financial applications including interest rates, annuities and bonds and prepare for the FM/2 actuarial exams.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the key concepts of mathematics that will enable a range of career and graduate education opportunities. Gannon’s mathematics students:

    • Intern with financial planning companies, insurance companies, mathematics textbook publishers and engineering firms.  
    • Pursue graduate opportunities at prestigious schools including Notre Dame, Lehigh University, Purdue University and University of California-San Diego.  
    • Secure a career as a mathematician, statistician, actuary, data analyst, financial analyst, teacher and technical writer.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to communicate mathematics effectively.
  2. An ability to use technological tools effectively to solve mathematical problems.
  3. An ability to acquire and apply knowledge gained from central mathematical fields.
  4. Gain professional experience in mathematics through an internship, research, or teaching.
  5. Students will demonstrate comprehensive understanding of psychological principles as applied to sport and physical activity. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of mathematics and modern geometry (Sec. Ed. program only).
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the theory of interest and financial modeling. (Act. Sci. program only).
Abigail Palotas

Abigail Palotas Mathematics

"My mathematics faculty assisted me in applying for summer research programs. These programs have been incredible learning experiences that have allowed me to become better prepared for whatever my future may hold."

Catherine Wahlenmayer

Catherine Wahlenmayer Mathematics

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know the professors personally and the support they give me to take every opportunity possible to learn what it means to be part of the professional mathematics community and to prepare myself for graduate school.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.