Shippensburg University's bachelor's of science in mathematics allows students to choose a concentration of courses leading to secondary education certification. In addition to a rigorous curriculum of mathematics courses, these students are required to complete a number of professional education courses and to student teach at the secondary level. Ship's undergraduate mathematics program gives students multiple options, and they can determine their career path based on their interests and goals.
Undergraduate mathematics majors are required to take an introductory computer science course. Technology is incorporated throughout the mathematics curriculum, and many of your mathematics courses will be taught in a computer classroom where computational and graphical software will be used to facilitate learning. Our students gain experience in the use of computers, calculators, and the Internet to function as a mathematician or mathematics educator in the workplace. Ship faculty focus on helping students apply math in real-world settings, and technology is a crucial part of our undergraduate math program.
You are encouraged to pursue undergraduate research projects with faculty mentors. Projects can be based around any mathematical idea or problem that interests you, and faculty often have a few good ideas of their own for research projects. Collaborating with faculty members often leads to innovative ideas. Research helps math majors get involved in the mathematics field before they graduate.