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Mathematics is designed to convey both appreciation for and ability to use techniques and strategies of mathematical reasoning. In required courses, the mathematical structures and applications that have led to more efficient organization and synthesis of mathematical knowledge are covered. 

Everything from coal efficiency to biometrics identification systems to predicting lung disease are primarily being researched by WVU mathematicians and statisticians, and you could be a part of that research as well!

How will I focus my studies?

The Department of Mathematics provides a curriculum with programs for:

  • An undergraduate major and minor in mathematics.
  • The pre-service elementary and secondary teacher.
  • Students interested in the applications of mathematics to the fields of computer science, statistics, engineering, physical, natural and social science and business and economics.
  • The non-science major, to explain the ideals and objectives of mathematics.

Olivia Fidler, Chambersburg, Pa.

Major: Mathematics

Olivia Fidler
“Mathematics is so much more than graphs and equations. Now that I am past the calculus classes, I am gaining a much deeper understanding of math in research and when paired with logic,” Olivia says. “There is a world of mathematics outside of calculus. You learn to look at math differently.” Participating in WVUteach has exposed Olivia to different mathematics careers. “Being a mathematics major has allowed me to become involved in WVUteach, a program designed for STEM majors to add secondary education teaching certificates. I attended the UTeach Conference in Austin this spring and met students from 20 other universities. WVUteach confirmed that being a math major is exactly what I need to achieve the career I want in the future.”

Learn more at the Mathematics site