EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE
MATHEMATICS APPEARS IN AN AMAZING VARIETY OF PLACES – FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE HUMAN MIND TO THE INTRICACIES OF THE MULTIVERSE. AS A MATHEMATICS MAJOR, YOU’LL JOIN THE NEVER-ENDING STORY OF THOSE WHO EXPLORE THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE THAT LINKS TOGETHER LOGIC, GEOMETRY, NUMBERS, GENERALIZED NUMBER CONCEPTS AND THE PHYSICAL WORLD. ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
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.
As a mathematics major, you can choose between one of three concentrations. The advanced mathematics studies concentration is geared toward students interested in teaching at the university level or in careers that require advanced math skills, such as research, computing, artificial intelligence, cryptography or finance requiring advanced math skills. The teacher licensure concentration is for students who want to become licensed to teach math to seventh- through twelfth-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. We are proud of their near perfect passing rate in the standardized exams for secondary teachers. Typically a second major, the applied mathematics concentration could strengthen your primary engineering, physics or chemistry major, thus enhancing your chances of success through graduate school or research and development careers (although you can still sign up for a stand-alone applied mathematics concentration).
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.