Overview

Students who are interested in the Fairmont State University Mathematics program can choose among three degrees.  They include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, as preparation for immediate employment or for graduate school
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a 5-Adult comprehensive specialization as preparation
  • for teaching mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with 5-9 teaching specialization

Mathematics faculty members teach algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and beginning calculus. Students are expected to develop and communicate mathematic ideas orally and in writing. 

The skills Mathematic majors master at Fairmont State can be applied to problems in:

  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Computer science
  • Actuarial science
  • Statistics
  • Most areas of inquiry

All students majoring in mathematics must complete a minor. Students who are receiving a teaching certificate generally use Education as their minor.

Career Opportunities

Mathematics graduates work diverse employers like the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Navy, banking,manufacturing, chemical, computer, and statistics firms. Nearly all recent graduates who are not in graduate school have found employment in mathematics or related fields. Mathematics majors can work in:

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Cryptography
  • Computer science
  • Biomathematics
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“The math program prepared me well for graduate school because it gave me a solid background in proof-writing.  The professors not only taught us the language and setup of a proper proof, but the thought process necessary to make a proof ironclad…The math program also exposed me to several different areas of math, both theoretical and analytical, to give me a well-rounded educational experience, and prepare me for the multiple disciplines required at the graduate level.”

Kristy Murphy, Mathematics Major, Graduated in 2009, Pursuing Doctorate

Contact Info

Dr. Anthony F. Gilberti, Dean
Fairmont State University
College of Science and Technology
302C Engineering Technology Building
Phone: 304.367.4642
E-Mail: agilberti@fairmontstate.edu