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## Department of Mathematics Kean University

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**Department of MathematicsKean University**Science Building C330 Phone: 908-737-3700 Web: www.kean.edu/~math**Department Overview**Chaired by Dr. Susan Hahn, the Department of Mathematics at Kean University has 16 full-time faculty members and about 40 adjunct professors. Our student body consists of approximately 400 majors (all programs) and 100 minors. Graduates from our programs have gone on to successful careers in science, computer science, technology and education.**Faculty Expertise**The faculty’s expertise include: Mathematical Logic History of Mathematics Applied Mathematics Topology and Analysis Algebra Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Fluid Dynamics Number Theory Homotopy Theory Computational Graph Theory Computational Mathematics Graph Theory Operations Research Statistics Statistical Education Math Education**Programs (Undergraduates)**B.A. in Mathematical Sciences B.A. in Mathematical Sciences, Teacher Certification B.A. in Mathematical Sciences, Statistics Option B.A. in Mathematics, Teacher of Students with Disabilities B.A. in Elementary Education, Liberal Studies in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Minor (Statistics)**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**• Academics • Industry**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**Academics: Teachers/Professors/Researchers Listed as one of the occupations to have the largest increases in employment between 2008 and 2014. Reason: Growing student population Source: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**Industries: Actuary Quants Operations Research Analyst Statistician**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**Actuary • Helps businesses assess the risk of certain events occurring (death, sickness, injury, disability, or loss of property) and formulate policies that minimize the cost of risk • Assemble and analyze data Essential to the insurance industry (employs 6 out of 10 actuaries)**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**Actuary • Average salary in May 2010: $76,340**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**Quants (Quantitative Analyst) • Financial Institutions and Mutual Fund Companies hire Mathematicians to use computers to model the financial market. • Average salary in 2010: $150,000+**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**Operations Research Analyst • “Operations research” is also referred to as “management science” • Apply advanced analytical techniques to help make better decisions and solve problems • Average salary in 2010: $60,190**Director of the Cost Analysis and Estimating Division (CAED)**Department Of Homeland Security • Salary Range: 132,437 - 154,600 USD per year • Major Duties: • responsible for all aspects of cost estimating and analysis for DHS programs • responsible for identifying fruitful areas of analysis; prioritizing work and allocating resource; directing Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs) for key program decision points (as required); and defining, maintaining and directing the cost analysis core competencies • Education: • bachelor's or higher degree in operations research or equivalent degree which included at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. Sample Job Advertisement(as listed on http://federalgovernmentjobs.us)**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**Statisticians • Apply mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of numerical data • Apply statistical methods to biology, economics, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, marketing, education, and sports • Many economic, social, political, and military decisions cannot be made without statistical techniques**Employment Opportunities for Math Majors**Statisticians The average salary for an Statistician in 2010 is $89,000.**Math Department Activities**Math Competition Problems (with prizes) Math Club Meetings (free food) Math Student Seminars Math Student Tutors**Department Chair**Dr. Susan Hahnsuhahn@kean.edu Graduate Coordinator Dr. Narasimhan rnarasim@kean.edu Statistics Program Coordinator Dr. Woubneh wwoubneh@kean.edu Contact Us More information about the department can be found at http://www.kean.edu/~math