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Degree Tracks

  • Traditional Track

    Recommended for students considering graduate study, this option includes a broad overview of the different areas of mathematics–including algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, and statistics–while also allowing for students to pursue a minor in a second area of interest such as physics or economics.

  • Secondary Mathematics Education Track

    This option includes the mathematics and education courses necessary for certification to teach mathematics at the secondary level. Widener also offers a master's degree in mathematics education for those students already possessing an undergraduate degree and interested in obtaining mathematics certification.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science

    This option is recommended for students interested in applying the abstract and logical ideas of mathematics to the practical area of computer science. Some potential careers include working for the government, the software industry, or the financial services industry.

Why Widener?

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Expert Faculty

Mathematics students take courses in small classes where faculty members are able to provide individualized attention to students’ interests and academic progress. Unlike other institutions, math classes at Widener are taught by faculty, not graduate students. Students also work directly with faculty to explore their individual interests within the field.

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Rigorous Academics

Widener's program in mathematics is demanding yet flexible, and it explores both the pure and applied aspects of math. The curriculum is designed to have students start by taking core courses in differential and integral calculus before moving into upper-division study that explores various topics in the field.

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Use of Technology

From the use of online homework systems, such as MyLab in introductory classes, to the use of complex computer algebra systems, such as Mathematica in upper-division study, our students are shown how technology can enhance their learning experience at Widener.

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Patrick R. Shields


Widener gave me the necessary technical background in mathematics, with a strong liberal arts foundation. Aside from helping to differentiate myself from others in my field, I feel that the well-rounded education I received has made me generally more content in life. 

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Potential Careers

  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Computer programmer
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial officer
  • Secondary mathematics teacher
  • Software engineer
  • Statistician
  • University professor

Mathematicians ranked among the more highly compensated employees in the 2014 Jobs Rated report. The field also has a positive outlook for continued future growth.