Real World Learning

Real World learning at Pitt-Johnstown is a unique blend of academics and experiential learning, leading to rewarding career opportunities.


Our distinctive people, place, and programs create a learning environment that gives students an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences in and outside the classroom. Real World opportunities, including internships, service-learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, and other creative and professional work experiences, result in exceptional performance. 

The Real World Action Program is a University-wide initiative designed to guide students through a series of programs, activities and experiences that complement their academic studies. 

Careers in Mathematics

  • Mathematics Resources Employment and jobs listings
  • Why Choose Mathematics?
    • It is an academic program grounded in theory and practice which has successfully placed graduates in  master's and PhD programs and mathematics-related jobs.
    • It provides one-on-one advising from first through final year with the same mathematics professor.
    • An active Math Club and Kappa Mu Epsilon Honors Society provide fun social and educational activities.
    • Small classes are taught by professors who have distinguished themselves both in and out of the classroom.
    • Academic and Financial Awards in memory of distinguished former professors are given to outstanding students. 
    • Students have opportunities to get to know their professors out of class, go to professional conferences,  and prepare for graduate school.
    • Great results! Graduates find employment in technology-based firms, in finance and risk management, in academia, and for the government.  Other graduates have gone on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics, statistics, information theory, computer science, finance and business administration, and education.

Opportunities On and Beyond Campus

Students are encouraged to pursue undergraduate research in mathematics. Examples include:

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Independent study supervised by faculty members
  • Presentations at regional conferences   -  Recent topics have included Oligopolistic Competition,”  “A Model of Dieting,” and  “Photomosaics."