Mathematics

  • Program Overview

    Mathematics majors at Gannon must satisfactorily complete a minimum of forty-eight credits ranging over such areas as discrete mathematics, calculus, abstract algebra, mathematical analysis, probability, statistics, linear algebra, differential equations, and mathematical modeling. In addition, mathematics majors will receive a significant career-enhancing experience through placement in an appropriate internship position or through a challenging undergraduate research project.

    The Mathematics curriculum is designed to allow students to develop a strong secondary interest in allied fields such as business, computer science, economics, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering or education. There is ample opportunity to select the most beneficial combination of courses to achieve the student's goals. The content of a particular student's curriculum requires department approval to insure proper competency by graduation. Mathematics majors receive preparation for the first Actuarial Exam administered by the Society of Actuaries. Students who pursue a concentration in Acturial Science will receive preparation for two additional exams.

    This competency required of students in mathematics has resulted in careers in research, in education at all levels, and in advanced positions in industry and government. Among employers of Gannon mathematics graduates are IBM, GE, General Motors, International Paper and GTE. Mathematicians are increasingly in demand in today's employment market. Mathematics majors, by satisfying additional requirements of the School of Education, can earn Teacher Certification in Secondary Education for the State of Pennsylvania.

    Program Options

    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Science (Concentration in Actuarial Studies)
    • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics Teaching Certificate)
    • Mathematics Minor
    • Statistics Minor

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.