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Waynesburg University provides a strong foundation of modern theory and skills to prepare you for the fast-changing, technology-driven fields of mathematics. Whatever career path you choose - teaching, industry, government, research, or engineering - the Waynesburg programs provide the academic foundation, technology, hands-on experience, and personalized guidance you will need for success.
Select From These Three Distinctive Options
Majoring in Mathematics
This program gives you a solid foundation in theoretical and applied mathematics, providing skills necessary for a successful and productive career in a variety of settings. Career options include management in engineering and the natural sciences, accounting, astronomy, meteorology, data processing, economics, and environmental planning, to name a few. The mathematics major is also great preparation for graduate study in the mathematical sciences.
You may wish to combine your mathematics degree with a major or minor in another field.
Degrees in math and biology are excellent preparation for a career in biostatistics, epidemiology, and public health research.
Degrees in math and political science form a great pre-law curriculum.
Majoring in math and computer science will give you a solid foundation for a career as a computer analyst, programmer, software developer, or systems engineer.
Majoring in Mathematics (Secondary Education Option)
If you wish to pursue a career in the teaching of math at the secondary education level, you will want to join the outstanding teacher tradition of Waynesburg University. The Waynesburg math curriculum meets the requirements for certification by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As part of the course work, students visit various mathematics classes in area junior and senior high schools. You also participate in a practicum by teaching math to peers in preparation for the student teaching experience.
3/2 Mathematics/Engineering Program
Waynesburg University offers a five-year (3/2) engineering programs. This program allows you to complete the mathematics course work during three years at Waynesburg University, and completion of the engineering course work in two years at one of the cooperating universities (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; The Pennsylvania State University, State College; and Washington University, St. Louis).
Upon successful completion of the five-year program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Waynesburg University and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the cooperating university.
Engineering programs are available in:
You Will Benefit from Our Hands-On Approach
You will have direct access to personalized instruction and advising plus a range of special features. Our program is not just a series of classes and labs but a comprehensive, unified experience developed for your career needs.
Waynesburg's liberal arts foundation provides perspective on how computers are used to advance other fields. The ethical implications of computers and engineering are also explored.
Most of all, you will benefit from Ph. D. faculty, not teaching assistants, experienced in real-world technological applications. Their primary role is teaching, and their research and publishing involves students.
You will also receive personalized advising in your academic field and guidance in your career planning.
What are the Special Advantages of a Waynesburg University Education?
Waynesburg University offers so much for life and career preparation. Those great liberal arts skills of writing, creative and analytical thinking, and ethical decision making will help make you especially marketable. And there are plenty of opportunities to learn technical skills from experienced professionals.