Mathematics has a history in teaching and learning that goes back over 5000 years, and has formed the basis for our culture, technology, and philosophy for at least that long. Math is like music, it’s a language. Mathematics embodies the ability to see patterns where others may not. If you know what we’re talking about, are good at quantitative and analytical thinking, and are engaged by problems and patterns, then mathematics may be your calling. Thanks to the wide range of options in the math programs at UNH, that calling can take many career paths.
Choose the B.A. to study pure mathematics or teach it.
Our Bachelor of Arts degree gives you a broad overview of mathematics and its applications in business, economics or the social sciences. It’s the right degree for you if you wish to study the pure discipline, or you plan on becoming a math teacher.
The concentration in education: We offer a B.A. with this concentration to students who are seeking a career in secondary mathematics education — a field with a very high demand for teachers!
The best route to take: Participate in our Bachelor’s Plus program in education. Upon completing your undergraduate program, you’ll move directly into the graduate program in education for one additional year. At the end of the year, you’ll have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in education, and a Connecticut teacher certification.
Choose the B.S. for more career options.
This degree comes with three concentrations that will open up numerous job opportunities for you:
The concentration in computer science: This program is for you if you’re interested in using computing techniques to solve mathematical problems in a broad range of disciplines.
The concentration in applied mathematics: Pick this program if you’d like to apply mathematics to fields such as physics, chemistry, operations research, and engineering.
The concentration in statistics: The courses in this program will qualify you for a career as a statistician in business or government. These courses are also necessary for a career in the actuarial field. Or, use them as your foundation for graduate study in statistics.
Consider the career numbers.
According to a recent study, seven of the top ten careers in the U.S. were mathematics-or computer-related. Because of the mathematical breadth of our programs and their large number of free electives, UNH math majors are well trained for these careers.
Recent graduates of UNH mathematics programs have landed careers as computer consultants, statistical analysts for insurance companies, scientific research analysts, product managers, high school and college teachers, and business managers.
Factor in a top-notch faculty.
The faculty members in our department have Ph.D. degrees as well as extensive research and teaching experience covering a wide range of topics from pure and applied mathematics. They actively incorporate the latest technology and teaching methods and have expertise in the use of specialized mathematical and statistical software packages across various specialty areas in mathematics.
But they are much more than seasoned professional mathematicians who teach. They are approachable, accessible guides and advisers, devoting many hours outside of class to helping their students succeed whether it’s with coursework or college life.