Mathematics Major

You're the problem solver. The data addict. So why not make a career out of it?


What You'll Study

Gauss described mathematics as the "queen of the sciences" because of its impact on so many fields of study. Mathematics students develop the ability to reason through complex problems and to analyze and model quantitatively.

As a mathematics major at YSU, you have the opportunity to study a variety of areas of mathematics and statistics, including applied mathematics, biomathematics, actuarial science, theoretical mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education through our classes and opportunities for student research. This research is often interdisciplinary in nature with applications to fields such as biology, physics, chemistry, economics, and medicine.

Mathematics and statistics graduates are sought after because of their analytic and problem solving abilities.

Interested in teaching? Check out our Math Education Major.

Master of Science in Mathematics available for this major. 

The accelerated "4+1" program allows students to earn the MS in Mathematics in one year after completing 78 undergraduate semester hours with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. 


Internships and Jobs


  •  Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  •  Texas A&M University
  •  Nationwide Insurance
  •  Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp.
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
  • Farmers National Bank


  •  Progressive Insurance
  •  FirstEnergy
  •  IBM
  •  General Electric
  •  Verizon Wireless


One More Thing

Faculty mentors encouraged me to ask research questions that developed into national conference presentations and research papers that I'm really proud of now. I'm grateful that they helped me pursue academic research. It's led to a lot of connections in the field, and friends."

Ashley Orr, Class of 2016