Mathematics at Kent State StarkMathematics provides an excellent means for developing strong analytical and critical-thinking skills which are applicable in a wide range of highly rewarding careers from education to industry.
Almost all Kent State students have to take at least one math class. If you think that you won't need math in your future career, please reconsider. You will certainly benefit from problem-solving skills and the ability to think logically and express yourself precisely. Numerical and quantitative literacy is indispensable in our modern fast-changing world. Mathematics can give you the professional skills needed to excel in a variety of fields.
Our 13 full-time faculty members (10 with Ph.D. degrees) and about 15 adjunct professors are devoted to providing our students with the best possible math education. We are a group of experienced math instructors, highly qualified to teach a wide variety of classes, from developmental math to the senior-level classes for math majors. Computer labs, math software and other modern technology are integral part of our courses.
Mathematics Major at Kent State Stark
Students can complete all requirements for the B.A. or B.S. in mathematics at Kent State Stark.
In addition, student can satisfy the Kent Core Requirements, get a minor in mathematics or fulfill the requirements for the middle childhood education degree with a concentration in mathematics. We also offer core math classes which prepare you for college-level math.
Mathematics Minors at Kent State Stark
Students can complete all requirements for the following minors at Kent State Stark.
Career OpportunitiesA degree in mathematics opens the door to a very wide range of satisfying and lucrative career opportunities. Many of them are consistently top-ranked in annual job satisfaction surveys which take into account key components including salary, work environment, job stability, and benefits. For example, a 2009 survey by the Wall Street Journal found that the top three jobs among the 200 they surveyed were; Mathematician, Actuary, Statistician. Each of these careers begins with a mathematics degree (and several others in the top ten also pair well with a math minor or double major).
In our technology and information-driven society, the ability to analyze and solve quantitative problems is naturally a key factor which distinguishes the most valuable employees and highest earners. Contrary to a popular misconception (which is not shared worldwide), mathematicians develop problem-solving skills far beyond the domain of textbook problems in arithmetic and algebra - their analytical skills have always been highly valued in the business world. For this reason, mathematics-related careers tend to be less stressful and offer greater work-life balance than most other careers with comparable salaries.