Pitt-Johnstown Mathematics

The mathematics program at Pitt-Johnstown is grounded in both theory and practice, successfully preparing students for admission into advanced education or productive careers in fields including technology, finance and risk management, higher education, and the government. The bachelor of science program offers two options:


  • Actuarial Mathematics
    The actuarial mathematics option provides students with the mathematical and statistical background to assess risk in industries including insurance and finance. Graduates from this track also pursue graduate study and enjoy successful careers in education.
  • Applied Mathematics
    The applied mathematics option focuses on what is typically considered mathematics and prepares students to pursue advanced education or establish careers in areas including the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense.  

Small class sizes provide students with up-close and personal instruction by professors who have distinguished themselves both in the classroom and in the field. Students are offered a variety of opportunities to work closely with faculty members on research projects and independent studies. Many of these projects lead to presentations at professional conferences and opportunities to network with prospective internship supervisors and employers.

Several students in the mathematics department present research findings at the annual Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry (SPACE). Recent presentations have included Oligopolistic Competition,” “A Model of Dieting,” and  “Photomosaics." An active Math club and the Kappa Mu Episolon honor society offer students opportunities for further involvement in the field. 

The faculty offices for the Department of Mathematics are located on the second floor of Krebs Hall in Suites 227, 230, and 231.

Michael N. Ferencak, PhD
Department Chair
Voice: 814-269-2931
Fax: 814-269-2022