The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program provides you with opportunities and guidance to determine your career path in the mathematical sciences based on your personal interests and goals.
All mathematics majors share common coursework in the first year and can seamlessly choose or change to any of these concentrations:
If you want to study mathematics at Shippensburg University, you should take four years of math in high school, including geometry and trigonometry. A solid foundation through pre-calculus is a great start.
Our curriculum focuses on the standard calculus sequence and statistics, as well as a series of courses that deal with mathematical theory moving from discrete mathematics to linear algebra, to algebra and analysis. Upper level electives rotate among topics of importance to modern mathematics including combinatorics, number theory, and applied mathematics.
The Undergraduate Catalog provides details about courses and requirements.
Outside of the classroom, you are encouraged to pursue research projects with faculty mentors. Projects can be based around any mathematical idea or problem that interests you.
You may also network, pursue leadership opportunities and boost your resume by getting involved with student organizations like:
- Math Club
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society
Information about declaring a major is available from the Registrar’s Office.