Mathematics & Statistics

Math and statistics are growth areas in today's economy. New disciplines such as data science are seeing huge growth in employment opportunities, while jobs in actuarial science, statistics, and applied mathematics continue to be abundant and are consistently ranked in the top five in career surveys.

The BGSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate degrees in data scienceactuarial sciencemathematicsapplied mathematics, and statistics, and minors in mathematics and statistics. Students in these programs are eligible for a number of scholarships. The department offers master’s programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and applied statistics, and PhD programs in mathematics, in statistics, and in data science. A high percentage of our graduate students receive assistantships each year. Together with the College of Education, we run the largest secondary mathematics education program in Ohio. The department has an active Actuarial Science Society, a new data science team, and also an active Putnam competition team. Class sizes are consistently under 30 students and even smaller at the upper level. 

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Mathematics - Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, Mathematics students in are expected to be able to:

  • Understand what mathematics and statistics are, how they are done, and how they relate to other disciplines;
  • Use the language of mathematics and statistics to communicate basic ideas, techniques, and results;
  • Objectively and critically evaluate information and assess performance, using mathematical ideas;
  • Demonstrate appreciation for the beauty, utility, and impact of mathematics and statistics;
  • Apply mathematical problem-solving techniques in novel situations;
  • Use appropriate technology to attack a wide variety of mathematical tasks successfully.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Mathematics program will undergo Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2019-20.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Mathematics program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Mathematics program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

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