Students who are interested in the Fairmont State University Mathematics program can choose among three degrees.  They include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, as preparation for immediate employment or for graduate school
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a Math 5-Adult comprehensive specialization as preparation for teaching mathematics *
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with Math 5-9 teaching specialization

* Student receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Education also earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

Students are expected to develop and communicate mathematical ideas orally and in writing. 

The skills Mathematics majors master at Fairmont State can be applied to problems in:

  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Computer science
  • Actuarial science
  • Statistics
  • Most areas of inquiry

All students majoring in mathematics must complete a minor.

Career Opportunities

Mathematics graduates work diverse employers like the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Navy, banking, manufacturing, chemical, computer, and statistics firms. Nearly all recent graduates who are not in graduate school have found employment in mathematics or related fields. Mathematics majors can work in:

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Cryptography
  • Computer science
  • Biomathematics

Recent graduates hold teaching positions in public schools throughout West Virginia.  Many graduates have attended graduate school for their masters and doctorate degrees and are employed as professors at various universities in the US and in China. Others work in research industries, such as Los Alamos labs and local software companies.