The Mathematics major at Penn State Behrend allows students to customize a mathematics degree to specific career interests by offering **four options**.

**Applied Mathematics** covers analysis modeling and problem-solving, while the **Business **option offers a background in statistics, computer programming, and systems management. The **Computer Science** option covers computer programming, operation, networking, and algorithms. The **Pure Mathematics** option is typically chosen in preparation for an advanced degree in mathematics.

While completing their math degree, math majors can also earn an **Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics Certificate**, which will prepare them for careers as actuaries. Some math majors also double major in **Secondary Education in Mathematics,** giving them both the mathematics degree and a teaching certificate in four years.