Our Mathematics Major
What can a mathematics degree do for you?
Math is all around us. It’s in the design of a building. The shape of a bubble. The workings of your cell phone. Even music.
With a degree in mathematics from Susquehanna, you can study our world and open up a world of possibilities for yourself.
In addition to advanced math skills, you’ll have the problemsolving, writing and research skills to enter a rewarding career in education, computer science, actuary, law, finance and more.
Partly because math can prepare you for so many careers, mathematician is listed as the No. 1 best job by The Wall Street Journal and CareerCast.com.
Math is a powerful tool for analyzing the world.
Climate change, new energy resources, medical breakthroughs and corporate business decisions are some of the realworld issues you could tackle with math.
Why earn a math degree from Susquehanna?
 You will learn to write with clarity and precision, an essential skill in graduate school or at your first job.
 You might get the chance to present your research with math faculty at professional conferences. A valuable experience for networking and honing presentation skills.
 The mathematics department is hardworking but social. Students enjoy spending time together and with their professors. The Math Club meets regularly.
 Our mathematics professors help you determine how to apply the math skills you learnby adding another major, a secondary education certificate or a minor in actuarial science or finance.
Learning goals:
 The student attains a firm foundation of fundamental mathematical concepts, methods and language sufficient to support further academic work or a career in areas requiring mathematical understanding.
 The student attains knowledge and skills to undertake independent learning beyond formal study.
 The student applies mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems and analyze new situations in mathematics and related areas.
 The student communicates mathematical ideas, both orally and in writing, with clarity and precision.
Requirements for the Major in Mathematics. Students complete the equivalent of 55 semester hours as described.
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4 MATH112 Calculus II  
4 MATH180 Statistical Methods  
4 MATH201 Linear Algebra  
4 MATH211 Multivariate Calculus  
4 MATH221 Discrete Structures  
2 MATH231 Foundations of Analysis  
4 MATH321 Abstract Algebra  
4 MATH353 Differential Equations  
4 One 300level or above mathematics course 8 Two 400level mathematics courses 

14 MATH500 Senior Colloquium  
4 CSCI181 Principles of Computer Science  
8 CSCI281 Data Structures plus another 150level or above computer science or information systems course, or PHYS204 and 205 Introductory Physics I and II or DATA301 Data Mining and DATA401 Machine Learning 
Minor in Mathematics. The minor completes 24 semester hours of mathematics courses above the 108 level with grades of C or better. Requirements include MATH112 Calculus II, MATH201 Linear Algebra and MATH221 Discrete Structures, with at least four semester hours at the 300 level or above.
Secondary Teaching. Coursework required by the state of Pennsylvania for admission to the teacher certification program includes successful completion of ENGL100 Writing and Thinking or equivalent course, at least 3 semester hours in British or American literature, at least 6 semester hours of mathematics coursework (or other courses which satisfy the Central Curriculum Analytic Thought requirement), and at least one 40hour externship.
Education course requirements for secondary education are EDUC101 Introduction to Education and Society, EDUC102 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education, EDUC250 Educational Psychology, EDUC260 Introduction to Special Education, EDUC270 Instruction of Exceptional Students, EDUC330 Technology in Education, EDUC350 English Language Learners: Theory and Instruction, EDUC380 Instructional Design, EDUC423 Methods of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Teaching Mathematics, EDUC479 Principles of Learning and Teaching in Secondary Education, EDUC483 Differentiated Instruction and Classroom Management in Secondary Education, and the EDUC500 Student Teaching package (EDUC501, EDUC502, EDUC503, and EDUC600).
In addition, secondary education mathematics students complete all of the usual requirements for the mathematics major. They must satisfy the "one 300level or above mathematics course" requirement by taking MATH331 Geometry.
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences
graham@susqu.edu
5703724467
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
brakke@susqu.edu
5703724466
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
kubota@susqu.edu
5703724469
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
loe@susqu.edu
5703724629
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Associate Professor of Math & Computer Science
millerak@susqu.edu
5703724447
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
wilce@susqu.edu
5703724468
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science
schneiderl@susqu.edu
5703724472
Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:
Brandeis University
The College of New Jersey Global Program in Johannesburg, South Africa
George Mason University
Johns Hopkins University
Kutztown University
Loyola College
McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia
North Carolina State University
Penn State Harrisburg
Penn State University Park
Penn State York
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Southern Methodist University
Temple University
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University of Connecticut
University of Mississippi
Villanova University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Recent graduates have worked as:
Application Services Analyst, Merck & Co.
Branch Manager, Susquehanna Bank
Client Support Technician, The Hershey Company
DBA/Systems Administrator
Developer for Computer Aid Inc., E&E IT Consulting
IT Manager, VNA Health Systems, The United States Postal Service
Mathematics teacher: CB East High School, Central York Middle School, Crossroads Middle School, The Dalton School, Henrico County Public Schools, Northern Lehigh School District; Princeton High School, Red Hook Middle School
Project Manager, The Hartford
Senior Knowledgebase Implementation Consultant
Senior Programmer/Analyst Software Developer: Applied Systems Associates, The Federal Government
Software Engineer: Cornerstone Software Development Inc., Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security, Raytheon, Verizon Communications
Statistician
Systems Engineer
Systems Integrator, Sandia National Labs
Task Manager, Meckley's Limestone Products
Technical Account Manager
Technical Consultant, Viecore Inc.
Web Developer, HigherEdJobs.com
Web Systems Engineer
Webmaster, Penn State Altoona
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Phone & Email
Edisanter Lo
Department Head
5703724629
loe@susqu.edu