Bachelor in Mathematics

General

Program Description

Overview

The Department of Mathematics offers degrees tailored to individual student needs. At the undergraduate level, we offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) degree.

A Bachelor of Science prepares students for a career in mathematics or to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics. Within the BS degree, we also offer an optional emphasis in Actuarial Science. The Actuarial Emphasis provides Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit and prepares students to sit for the first two actuarial exams.

A Minor in Mathematics is available which can be adapted to a variety of business or STEM disciplines.  In addition, we offer a Minor in Mathematics (Teaching Grades 5-8) which, in conjunction with any BSEd degree, prepares students for licensure at the Late Childhood through Early Adolescence (middle school) level.

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About Degree

The Department of Mathematics offers small class sizes, and our programs are adaptable to students’ needs and interests.

The department fosters unique opportunities for student involvement by encouraging student participation in the Math Club/Mathematical Association of America Student Chapter, Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, Actuarial Club, Mo-Kan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  In addition, the department hosts a problem-solving group and provides opportunities for one-on-one research with faculty members.  

The faculty members within the department have expertise in a broad area of mathematics to support research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Career Options

The department produces graduates that are well prepared and ready to pursue graduate school or careers in mathematics.  We boast nearly 100 percent job placement and our graduates are exceptionally successful in graduate school.

Internship and research opportunities

The Department of Mathematics maintains relationships with our graduates and actuarial employers to foster internship opportunities for students pursuing the actuarial emphasis.

 The department encourages student research at all levels by providing one-on-one research opportunities with faculty members and providing travel support for students to attend and present research at a variety of mathematics conferences.

Tuition

Flat rate tuition

The affordability you need. The flexibility you want. Our Flat-Rate Tuition program allows full-time undergraduate students (enrolled in at least 12 credit hours) and graduate students (enrolled in 9 or more credit hours) to pay a single tuition rate regardless of the number of total credits taken. Want to explore a topic outside of your major or take additional courses to help accelerate your graduation date? Thanks to our Flat-Rate you can do so without paying additional tuition. Whether you're taking 10 hours or 20 hours, you pay the same rate.

Undergraduate tuition (Undergraduate In-State1 and Gorilla Advantage1 Tuition & Costs)

Tuition & costs per semester (the academic year 2019-2020 )  
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $3,669
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $3,998
Semester Total (estimated) $8,167
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $16,334

International Undergraduate Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2019-2020 (fall and spring semester)  
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $18,682
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance - 12-month coverage (Required) $1,772
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000
+ Living Expenses (estimated) $7,996
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance $80
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $29,530

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Pitt State offers its students many opportunities for scholarships & financial assistance. 

We understand that, as a student, your focus should be on the classroom and not on the paperwork. The professionals in our Office of Student Financial Assistance are here to provide you with the information you need to make the right choices about financial aid.

Nearly 80 percent of Pitt State students receive some sort of financial aid, including:

  • Grants: assistance that does not require repayment
  • Scholarships: awards for students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement or meet specific criteria, which do not require repayment
  • Employment: about 10% of our students are employed on campus
  • Loans: loans can be made to parents and/or students, and must be repaid

In many cases, our student financial assistance professionals can help you combine these options into a personal package that fits your individual need. The amount of assistance you receive is based upon your family’s expected contribution to your educational costs.

It's important to get applications in early - Admission Scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is depleted. Application for the fall semester are due February 1, and December 15 for the spring semester. 

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Application for Admission

If you do not meet either of the guaranteed requirements, you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually.

As you begin your application for admission to Pittsburg State University, please note the following features of our on-line application:

  • The online application is designed to allow you to progress as your schedule allows. We encourage you to complete the process in one sitting, but if that is not possible, you may exit after saving any section and return at a later time to complete the rest.
  • If you have questions about a section of the application, please click on the near the item. A box will pop up with additional information regarding the particular item.
  • Each section of an application is listed on the left side of the screen. The continue button at the bottom of each screen will save the information you have completed in that section and move you to the next section.
  • As a section is completed, a  will appear next to that section. You may still add additional information to a completed section.
  • Your application for admission cannot be submitted until all sections are complete.
  • Payment of the application fee is required before your application will be processed.
  • If you will be applying as a degree-seeking freshman, be sure you have a copy of your high school transcript or another listing of your high school coursework, including GPA and course grades. You will not be able to accurately complete your application without this information readily available. Applicants must indicate courses, grades, credits, and test scores on the application which will be used by the Office of Admission to make initial admission decisions.   Upon request, official transcript(s) and test scores will be required for validation.
  • The application for admission and scholarships must be completed and submitted along with all required transcripts and additional documentation by February 1 (or December 15 for transfer students starting in the spring semester) to be eligible for Admission Scholarships.  Admission Scholarships will be awarded contingent upon funding.  (Self-reported information is not accepted for scholarship purposes).
Last updated May 2020

About the School

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