Bachelor of Science
Jobs in mathematics rank in the top three, according to a 2018 CareerCast Best Jobs survey. Mathematicians excel in a variety of professional fields: industry, science, government, finance and education. These jobs are financially lucrative, offering a mid-level income of $82,000. They offer fast track opportunities for advancement and, interestingly, they often break the mold from common perceptions about mathematics careers.
Computer programmer…systems analyst…cryptographer…risk manager…investment banker…insurance underwriter…marketing researcher…fraud investigator…math teacher—the career possibilities for a degree in mathematics are vast. As a KU Mathematics major, you can enjoy all the opportunities and resources of a large university, but with the personal feel, individualized attention, and small class sizes associated with a small program. Our faculty proactively seek undergraduates to collaborate on various research projects in many areas of mathematics. This means you’ll have plenty of opportunity for real life learning outside the classroom involving presenting and publishing research.
KU Department of Mathematics faculty maintain established connections with alumni and other individuals in industry and graduate school programs. As a result, you’ll benefit from KU’s extensive alumni network’s connections extending into the highest levels throughout companies and organizations regionally and well beyond. For KU students this regularly translates into being accepted to graduate school and landing well-paying positions in various fields.
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Mathematics
In collaboration with the College of Education, Kutztown University offers a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics for those students who wish to teach. Graduates of KU's Secondary Education program are certified to teach in grades 7-12 in a selected area of specialization. German and Spanish language certification is for grades K-12.
For more information about majoring or minoring in mathematics, including course requirements and checksheets, please click here to visit our programs page!
The faculty here at Kutztown is incredible. The math professors, they don’t leave you in the dark about anything.Madison Carlucci '18
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Student Learning Outcomes
All initial teacher certification programs use the ten InTASC standards (required by CAEP accreditation) as their Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). The ten InTASC standards are organized in 4 domains (The Learner and Learning, Content Knowledge, Instructional Practice, and Professional Responsibility).