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Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Ohio Northern University strives be recognized regionally and nationally for the premier undergraduate experience provided to students by a faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching; who maintain active research programs that stimulate undergraduate research; and who engage in outreach and service to profession, institution and community. A wide range of opportunities in academia and beyond are available for the students completing our majors.

Since 2001, our students have given more than 100 presentations at regional or national mathematics meetings and co-authored 15 mathematics or statistics-related refereed publications. Among the graduate schools that accepted our students are Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Florida, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina, University of Nebraska Lincoln and Georgia Tech.

We offer majors, leading to either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, in mathematics (with either the advanced mathematical studies or teacher licensure concentrations), applied mathematics, and statistics (with either the applied statistics and actuarial science concentrations) as well as minors in mathematics, applied mathematics and applied statistics. Our secondary education program in mathematics is nationally accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

NEW! Math and Engineering Education Scholarship

What do I get?
The Ohio Northern University Math and Engineering Education Scholarship awards an average of $20,000 per year to Ohio Northern’s junior and senior math education and engineering education majors. This is in addition to everything else included in that student’s financial aid package.

What do I give?
To be eligible, all you have to do is pledge that, after graduating, you’ll spend two years in a high-need school district for every year you receive the scholarship. There are high-need school districts all over the U.S. Many local school districts have been designated as high-need, too, including Elida, Lima, Perry, Findlay, Kenton, Piqua, Dayton, Toledo and Leipsic.

What do I need?
To keep the scholarship, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and participate in at least 40 hours of experiential learning activities per year. These activities include outreach events; student clubs devoted to engineering, education and math; summer research; and internships.

For more details, contact Todd France, assistant professor of engineering education, at or 419-772-2383 or Tena Roepke, associate professor of mathematics, at or 419-772-2353.

There are other scholarships for education majors that you might want to explore. Two examples are TEACH and Choose Ohio First. Please contact our financial aid office at 419-772-2272 or for more information on these scholarships.

Where do I apply?
Apply here.

Benjamin Finkel

Pictured: Mathematician Benjamin Finkel (1865-1947) earned a BS from ONU in 1888 under what was then called the Scientific Course. Finkel was the founder (in 1894) of The American Mathematical Monthly , which was instrumental in establishing the Mathematical Association of America in Columbus (1915).




Mathematics and Statistics Department

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