Mathematics: Robert Morris University Mathematics | Robert Morris University


Mathematics is a highly creative field, combining logic and precision with intuition and imagination, and is a powerful tool for solving practical problems. In this program, RMU students discover the creative side of the subject and see how mathematics is used to solve important problems.

Our faculty members are specialists in their areas of expertise, and all have related work experience as practitioners in the field, giving you a competitive edge when you start to build a rewarding career.

This major can lead to rewarding careers in government and industry and also prepares students for graduate study in mathematics. RMU students also can pursue mathematics teaching certification.

Average starting salaries:

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Software Design and Development


Retail/Wholesale Trade




Below is a typical four-year course of study for mathematics students, including major requirements and some electives. Your own schedule will vary based on your own interests and concentration. 

Applied Mathematics

FRESHMAN/Fall Semester FRESHMAN/Spring Semester
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II
Communications Communications
Intro Decision Support Systems Statisics
Survey of Economics RMU Core
RMU Core RMU Core
SOPHOMORE/Fall Semester SOPHOMORE/Spring Semester
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III Communications
Communications Applied Math Elective
Probability/Math Statistics I Linear Algebra with Applications
RMU Core Elective
RMU Core Elective
JUNIOR/Fall Semester JUNIOR/Spring Semester
Discrete Math Differential Equations
Operations Research I Intro Proofs & Number Theory
Elective RMU Core
Elective                       Elective
Elective Elective
SENIOR/Fall Semester SENIOR/Spring Semester
Applied Math Applied Math
Elective Elective
Elective       Elective
Elective Elective
Elective                             Elective

Financial Mathematics

FRESHMAN/Fall Semester FRESHMAN/Spring Semester
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II
Communications Communications
Intro Decision Support Systems Fundamentals of Actuarial Science
Principles of Macroeconomics Intro to Financial Accounting
RMU Core Linear Algebra with Applications
SOPHOMORE/Fall Semester SOPHOMORE/Spring Semester
Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III RMU Core
Communications Communications
Probability/Math Statistics I Probability/Math Statistics II
Theory of Interest Financial Mathematics
Elective Principles of Macroeconomics
JUNIOR/Fall Semester JUNIOR/Spring Semester
Financial Mathematics Principles of Finance
Statistical Modeling I Financial Mathematics
Financial Mathematics RMU Core
Elective                       RMU Core
Visual Basic Programming Elective
SENIOR/Fall Semester SENIOR/Spring Semester
Financial Mathematics Financial Mathematics
Corporate Finance Elective
Elective       Elective
Elective RMU Core
RMU Core                          

Internship Employers
American Express Financial Advisors, Federated Investors, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lenders Service, Prudential Insurance, Towers Perrin.

Recent Graduates Work Here
Allstate Insurance, Beaver Area School District, Fox Chapel Area School District, Mercer, Moon Area School District, Mt. Lebanon School District, Neshannock Township School District, Northwest School District, Towers Perrin, West Allegheny School District, West Penn Plastic.

RMU’s campus sits upon 230 scenic, rolling acres in Moon Township, Pa. Our spacious grounds give you all the benefits of a traditional university campus, while being just a short drive from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh. We have recently renovated our classroom facilities, including technology upgrades, as well as our residence halls. This fall we are opening a new School of Business building and a new apartment-style residence hall, Peter Salem Hall.


The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science unites faculty members from diverse disciplines and provides  opportunies for collaboration in teaching and research between faculty and students. We provide students with real-world experiences that give them the skills they need to compete in the job market. The results show: a 96% job placement rate for our graduates. We emphasize a global curriculum and have a diverse student and faculty body. We make sure our students are engaged citizens of the globe and experienced professionals in sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Scholarships are available based upon academic achievement. 

For freshmen, high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are used. For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average of all college courses is used. Scholarships range from $1000 per year up to full tuition. (To calculate your scholarship eligibility, click here.)

Higher education is an investment in your future. 

At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable. RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help in understanding your options. 

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