WVU Tech's Mathematics degree prepares students for employment in business, industry and government while providing the foundation for continued studies in mathematics.
Students train for a variety of careers and are encouraged to supplement their studies in mathematics with courses from engineering, science or business.
Casey Orndorff completed his master’s degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. in computational analysis and modeling in Louisiana, where he spent his time researching the effects of treatments for cancer patients. Now he shares his passion for the field with his own students as a mathematics professor.
“In a way, you can compare curing cancer to an open-ended math problem —where the solution could save countless lives.”
Our graduates have been employed in state government, financial groups and insurance companies.
We also provide our graduates with the foundation for graduate education in mathematics or related fields. Many of our graduates have continued their graduate studies in universities throughout the nation.
Graduates with a four-year degree in mathematics often find work in positions such as:
- Math professor
- Math teacher
- Actuarial analyst
- Research scientist
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN
Rigorous training in analysis, algebra, topology/geometry and applied mathematics, plus computer science and physics basics.
Learn about permutations, combinations, binominal theorem, inclusion-exclusion formula, recurrence relations, generating functions, elementary graph theory (connectivity, paths, circuits, trees, vertex and edge coloring, graph algorithms) matching theory and discrete optimization.
Probability and Statistics
Explore samples spaces; probability, definition and elementary properties; random variables, expectation; special distributions; estimation; hypothesis testing; and linear regression.
This course is an introduction to metric and topological spaces. Topics include: continuity, convergence, separation, compactness and connectedness.