College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
School of Mathematics and Computer Science
If you are pursuing a college degree in mathematics, you are well on your way to one of the best jobs in America today. Mathematician, actuary, and statistician rank as the top three occupations in the country, according to an article published in Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal.
“This is great news for our math majors,” says Lake Superior State University professor Thomas Boger, who heads up the School of Mathematics and Computer Science. “Over the years, our mathematics alumni have shared their success stories with us. This study further confirms that we are preparing students for satisfying careers.”
Career projection outlooks have stated that computer networking professionals will be in high demand for many years to come. Strangely enough, there are very few U.S. universities and colleges that offer a 4-year degree in computer networking, especially one that provides students with hands-on experience with a variety of hardware and software.
"In addition to the computer networking degree, employers in the networking field today are looking for industry certifications, hands-on training, and work experience," says Mark Terwilliger, professor in computer science. "The LSSU Computer Networking degree provides all of those things."
Many of the courses in the computer networking curriculum help prepare students for the industry-standard certifications that employers are looking for. These include certifications such as Cisco, CompTIA, Novell, and Microsoft. The degree also requires a full year internship or co-operative as a capstone experience.
Recent graduates from the program have been finding jobs in a variety of settings. The degree is intended to prepare students for work as a network administrator, web analyst/designer/programmer, system administrator, or help desk/support specialist.