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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Learn the value of Mathematics and Actuarial Science.

We strive to promote an environment of intellectual growth as a catalyst to develop certain habits of mind for students and faculty, including attention to rigorous thinking, analytic and synthesizing skills, problem-solving processes and techniques, and creativity for adaptation to evolving disciplines.

We motivate and stimulate interest in the mathematical sciences for majors and non-majors alike, assist all students to understand the value in and the applications of the mathematical sciences, provide an adequate blend of theory and methodology, prepare our students to deal with change by helping them to learn how to learn, and support the continued professional growth of our faculty.

Majors and Minors

We offer programs of study in Mathematics and Actuarial Science. Otterbein offers teacher licensure in Integrated Mathematics, which allows you to teach math to grades 7-12. We also offer a minor in mathematics. Computer Science, recently merged with the Department of Engineering, offers a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts and a minor in Computer Science. Learn more. 

Graduate Programs

Otterbein offers MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching), MAE (Master of Arts in Education) and MAEM (Masters of Arts in Educational Mathematics) degrees. See The Graduate School for more information.

The Master of Arts in Educational Mathematics is a specialized program of the Department of Mathematical Sciences designed to meet the needs of the classroom teacher. Classes are offered in the evening and our program is structured to give you practical, hands-on information and experiences that you can use in your classroom.

The Master of Arts in Educational Mathematics degree satisfies the advanced degree requirement for high school teachers wanting to obtain adjunct faculty status, enabling them to teach dual enrollment courses at the college level. This program meets the needs of community college faculty seeking a master’s degree in math


About half of the Mathematics majors are seeking secondary teaching licensure and their student teaching experiences serve as their internships.

Actuarial Science
The most common internships for Actuarial Science students are with insurance companies headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, such as Nationwide and Motorists.

Computer Science
Computer Science student internships are readily available. Current and recent Computer Science majors have interned at:

Careers and Graduate School

Many Mathematics graduates are employed as middle and high school math teachers. Mathematics graduates not pursuing teacher licensure have gone to work for Nationwide Insurance and Battelle Memorial Institute. Others have gone on to seek their master's degree.

Actuarial Science
Many Actuarial Science graduates have gone on to work for insurance companies.

Computer Science
Many Computer Science graduates have found employment as software developers and network or database administrators. Our students have gone on to work for companies, including:

Career and Graduate School Online Resources

Alumni, Where Are You Now?

Welcome back, alumni! We are interested in hearing about what you are doing after graduating from Otterbein.

Please send your information, a short bio, and a headshot of yourself to Tess Schwarz to post on the Mathematical Sciences Alumni page. Visit Otterbein's Online Alumni Community.

We look forward to hearing from you!

/ Department of Mathematical Sciences

Tess Schwarz
Academic Administrative Assistant
Towers Hall 124
p / 614.823.1218
e / tschwarz@otterbein.edu


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