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There are many careers that can stem from the mathematical field. At Ball State University, the Department of Mathematical Sciences will give you the necessary resources and skills to help you excel. Here are a few things to know if you choose to further your education with this department.

Teacher’s Licenses

If you are an undergrad or already have a Bachelor’s degree in teaching, you may want to look into the Department of Mathematical Sciences to get certifications. This is an excellent perk to re-certify or acquire a teacher’s license while saving some money and time. If you are in the Statistics field, you can even get a graduate certificate to take with you into the real world!

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The Mathematical Exchange

The Mathematical Exchange is a journal run by Ball State and its undergraduate students. The Journal is fueled by the undergraduate research that is done by research in the mathematical field. This is a great way for students to get some published research onto their portfolios. Since this is a published work, the magazine serves as a great resume builder!

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Graduate Assistantships

An excellent way to gain experience while building your resume is being a graduate assistant. Graduate assistants are the ones who have already gotten a Bachelor’s degree and are in the process of getting a Master’s. These assistants usually get to teach an entry-level class by themselves to show that they will have the skills to teach in the future. This is a great way to learn a lot and grow as a professional.

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Placement Exams

If you are an incoming freshman at Ball State, you may be asked to take a placement exam to see what math classes you are qualified for. These test only take a few minutes and it allows you to show the university what you know and what you deserve to take. This can be a very good perk because it is possible that you can skip some entry-level classes if you are advanced enough.

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Actuarial Science Program

If you enjoy problem-solving and finances, the Actuarial Science Program may be a good fit for you. This is a Master’s of the Arts program that will give you the best options for a career in the financial world. This is one of the best programs in the country and a team from Ball State placed 2nd in the 2017 SOA Student Case Study Challenge. The department offers the best resources for the best education!

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Ball State University has an array of different career options to fit your interests. You will be provided all the necessary tools and skills to ensure that you make a difference in the mathematical field. Make sure to consider Ball State for your mathematical needs!


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