# Mathematics (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (no concentration or general concentration) is designed for students diving deeply into mathematics.

Do you want to focus on learning mathematics? Are you interested in graduate school in mathematics or a related discipline like statistics, operations research or data science? Do you want to concentrate on problem solving generally? The B.S. in Mathematics was designed for you.

You will have the opportunity to take courses in both applied and theoretical mathematics. When you take a course you love, you will have the opportunity to explore that topic more deeply through independent study with a faculty member or through research opportunities.

Immerse yourself in mathematics with the B.S. in mathematics.

## Career Opportunities

The B.S. in Mathematics is a new degree modeled on the B.A. in Mathematics. Students who completed the B.A. in mathematics students have pursued a variety of career and continuing education opportunities including:

- Data Analyst, Veracity Forecasting Group
- Graduate Student M.S. in Data Science at Eastern University
- Lead Data Scientist, Charter Communications
- Data Scientist, Valen Analytics
- Statistical Programmer I, INC Research
- Statistical Programmer, Chiltern
- Graduate Student, M.A. in Mathematics, Villanova University
- Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Florida State University

## Hands-on Learning

All math majors participate in a service-learning project and many BA math majors take advantage of the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professor on a topic of their choice.

- In Spring 2019, the math modeling students explored the economic viability of aquaponics farming for the Pocono Environmental Education Center. They worked together to learn about the types of crops and fish that could be successfully grown and marketed using aquaponics. They developed an Excel spreadsheet to calculate the cost/revenue and profit/loss of particular systems.
- All freshman math students take MATH 150 Mathematical Investigations which provides exposure to college-level mathematics beyond calculus. It includes many opportunities for students to work together on hands-on projects. There is a data visualization based service-learning project in the course.

### Independent Study Opportunities

Math majors have unfettered access to faculty members.

- Got an idea you want to pursue? There's a faculty member willing to work with you on it.
- Got a graduate program in mind with a particular focus? There's a faculty member available to help you learn more about it.

In recent years students have worked one-on-one with professors on combinatorics, abstract algebra II, topology, real analysis, and complex analysis.

## Innovative Faculty

Mathematics faculty members enjoy working with students who want to explore mathematical topics that aren’t covered in the standard curriculum.

## Learn more about ESU and the Mathematics major.

## Contact Us

### Contact Information

- Campus Address
- Science & Technology 118
- Phone:
- (570) 422-3447
- Fax:
- (570) 422-3899 (Fax)

- Title of Department Leader
- Interim Department Chair
- Name
- N. Paul Shembari
- E:
- schembari@esu.edu
- Phone:
- (570) 422-3661