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Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Ohio Northern University will be recognized regionally and nationally for the premier undergraduate experience provided to students by a faculty committed to excellence in teaching, maintaining active research programs that stimulate undergraduate research, and engaged  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  mathematical statistics major.

In the last seven years, our students gave more than 80 presentations at regional or national mathematics meetings and co-authored ten mathematics or statistics-related refereed publications. Among the graduate schools which accepted our students we can include Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Florida, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina.

We offer majors, leading to either the B.A. degree or the B.S. degree, 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 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 include 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: The mathematician Benjamin Finkel (1865-1947). An ONU graduate (B.S. 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

Heidi Leek

Mathile 240
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed