At ONU, you’ll tackle advanced math problems and theories while honing skills like communication, leadership and teamwork that will set you apart in graduate school or the workplace.
Students in the applied mathematics concentration are trained to creatively use their strong mathematical background, through modeling, simulations and optimization, to solve a multitude of problems arising in industry and applied sciences. If your primary major is in engineering, physics or chemistry, you will substantially benefit from having applied mathematics as a second major: increased income upon graduation, enhanced chances of success through graduate school, or attractive research and development careers. You may also sign up for a stand-alone applied mathematics concentration based on a specific area of application of your choice. The advanced mathematics studies concentration is geared toward students interested in careers such as teaching and fundamental research at the university level, or those desiring careers in research, development and consulting in cutting edge areas requiring advanced math skills, such as artificial intelligence, cryptography, finance or national security analysis. The teacher licensure concentration is for students who want to become licensed to teach math to seventh- through 12th-graders in the state of Ohio. With this concentration, you’ll take a combination of math and education courses and spend time observing and teaching in local classrooms.
Here, you won’t get lost in the crowd. You’ll be one of a handful of elite math students and you’ll feel like a valued member of our family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your fellow mathematics majors. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, research, REUs, internships, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success – in college and beyond.
Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. Throughout your four years, you’ll assist professors with advanced research, work on independent projects, participate in competitions, and present research at regional and national conferences. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to make important contributions, no matter where your career path leads you.