SRU's Mathematics program will provide you with a strong math core—from calculus to abstract algebra—while also enabling you to tailor your education to your interests and career goals. Our mathematics majors are part of a strong academic community, built on dynamic student clubs and activities, interactive study spaces, and opportunities to work closely with our dedicated faculty—who are committed to excellence in teaching and excited to get to know you as an individual.
SRU students major in mathematics so they can become actuaries, high school teachers, and for access to many other positions for which mathematics gives them an advantage over other job applicants. The major has a core of mathematics coursework that all students take, and each individual tailors the program by completing a minor in their area of interest. The possible minors students must choose from are Actuarial Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics, Meteorology, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Secondary School Mathematics, and Statistics.
Most of our actuaries have passed at least two national exams and completed at least one internship before graduation. SRU future secondary teachers are more qualified in mathematics than any other program in the state, leading to nearly 100% job placement after graduation. Contact the Department for more details about how these programs work.
Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work for the Department of Defense, Highmark, PNC, UPMC, and more. Others have gone on to graduate programs in mathematics and statistics.