Department of Mathematical Sciences
Learn the value of Mathematics, Computer Science 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, Computer Science, and Actuarial Science.
Otterbein offers teacher licensure in Integrated Mathematics, which
allows you to teach math to grades 7-12. We also offer minors in
mathematics and computer science. Learn more.
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.
Students majoring in Mathematics or Computer Science may apply for a scholarship through the Cardinal Science Scholar Program
. This program is committed to not only providing scholarships to students majoring in select science and math fields but also creating a strong community of scholars.
About half of the Mathematics majors
are seeking secondary teaching licensure and their student teaching
experiences serve as their internships.
The most common internships for
Actuarial Science students are with insurance companies headquartered
in Columbus, Ohio, such as Nationwide and Motorists.
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.
Many Actuarial Science graduates have gone on to work for insurance companies.
Computer Science Career and Graduate School Online Resources
Many Computer Science graduates
have found employment as software developers and network or database
administrators. Our students have gone on to work for companies,
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 Dr. Pete Sanderson to post on the Mathematical Sciences Alumni page. Visit Otterbein's Online Alumni Community.
We look forward to hearing from you!