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Math Impact


Students can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics as preparation for immediate employment or graduate school. Students are trained to apply the universal language of mathematical methods and reasoning to address problems in mathematics and other fields, to become self-reliant learners, and to communicate ideas effectively.

All students majoring in mathematics must complete a minor or double major.  Recommended minors are Computer Science, Business, or Science. For students receiving a teaching certificate and would like to also earn a BS in Mathematics use Education as their double major.

All students are encouraged to take Foreign Language courses as electives.

According to the National Academies of Sciences, Mathematics is a bridge between many disciplines and makes connections between:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Defense and National Security
  • Economic and Finance
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Physics and Astronomy

More information can be found on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine site.

Career Opportunities

Mathematics graduates work with 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:

  • Data Science
  • 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.

In 2021, the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimated that the median salary for Mathematicians and Statisticians with a master's degree was $96,280 per year or $46.29 per hour.

Contact Info

Dr. Joe Riesen

Professor of Mathematics

 424 Engineering Technology Building