Mathematics covers many areas of quantitative study, including topics in pure mathematics,
applications to areas like cryptography and fluid flow, and preparation for careers
in teaching, finance, and other industries.
Why mathematics at OSU?
Small class sizes and innovative, project-oriented courses such as "Geometry and Algorithms
in 3-D Modeling" enhance the curriculum for mathematics majors at OSU. Our degrees
focus both on pure mathematics and careers in a variety of STEM fields or graduate
school. You'll have many opportunities for related work experiences during college
as well, including assisting in math classrooms or in the Mathematics Learning Success
The mathematics major provides you with many tools for lifelong learning and for use
in a wide variety of careers. Mathematics majors are in demand today in business,
education, government, and industry. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety
High School Teacher
"The most exciting thing about math is that it's absolute truth. And when
you take these pure math courses, you prove things are as true now as they were when
the universe started as they will be millions of years from now."
- Timothy Alland Fort Worth, Texas
Our option in Secondary Teaching Certification is part of OSUTeach, an innovative
approach to training future secondary-education teachers with a strong background
in the discipline.
The Innovative 3D printing lab can take your ideas from the flat surface of your computer into real life. Math and science
students use the printer to model particular problems. What will you create?
The Mathematics Learning Success Center (MLSC) provides free tutoring from instructors
in lower-division courses and undergraduate tutors and has a 130-station laboratory
with access to the web and media for self-guided study.