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Mathematics

Mathematics at Kent State Stark

Mathematics 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 mathematics class. If you think that you will not need mathematics 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 full-time and adjunct faculty are devoted to providing our students with the best possible mathematics education. We are a group of experienced instructors, highly qualified to teach a wide variety of classes, from developmental mathematics to senior-level classes for mathematics majors. Computer labs, mathematics software and other modern technology are integral part of our courses.

All Kent Core mathematics classes are offered at Kent State Stark. We also offer remedial mathematics classes which prepare students for college-level mathematics. Moreover, several mathematics degrees – see below – can be completed here.

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Mathematics Degrees at Kent State Stark

  • Mathematics Majors at Kent State Stark
    Students can complete all requirements for the following majors:
    • B.A. Mathematics
    • B.S. Mathematics

  • Students can complete all requirements for the following major offered through the College of Education:
    • Middle Childhood Education - Mathematics Concentration

  • Most of the mathematics classes for the following degrees are offered at Kent State Stark; students only need to take a few classes at the Kent Campus:
    • B.S. Mathematics - Actuarial Mathematics Concentration
    • B.S. Applied Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Concentration
    • Integrated Mathematics (offered through the College of Education)

IMAGE: Minors

Mathematics Minors at Kent State Stark

  • Students can complete all requirements for the following minors:
    • Mathematics Minor
    • Applied Mathematics Minor

For more information on the above degrees, visit Mathematics Degree Overview.

Career Opportunities

A 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, and statistician. Each of these careers begins with a mathematics degree (and several others in the top ten also pair well with a mathematics 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.
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