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Major Advising Page - Mathematics and Statistics

Students can prepare for a wide range of careers that require quantitative skills or critical thinking skills by majoring in mathematics or statistics.  The Department of Mathematics and Statistics encourages mathematics and statistics majors to consider studying abroad, as many department faculty have experienced the benefits firsthand.  

Mathematics and statistics courses that you take while abroad can count towards your major if you obtain preapproval.  With planning, it is also possible to study abroad without taking mathematics or statistics courses.  Students who wish to study abroad should consult with their mathematics or statistics academic advisor as early as possible to develop a plan. 

Mathematics and Statistics majors should begin the study abroad advising process as early as possible. Tell your academic advisor that you are interested in study abroad at each registration appointment. Together, identify the best terms to go abroad,  for summer or semester, based on the courses in your four-year-plan.

The Mathematics and Statistics majors offer a tremendous amount of flexibility for students considering adding study abroad experience to their Villanova University degree.

Search the OEA Course Approval History database to select from more than 3,000 study abroad courses that have already been pre-approved for liberal education requirements and a growing list of technical courses.

The Course Approval History database is not all-inclusive and students can work with an OEA advisor to submit additional courses for review.

Don't forget - CLAS has a list of policies and limitations specifically focused on study abroad. Make sure you're aware of these as you plan your overseas experience.

Timing
This image shows when students can study abroad for their specific major. For Math students, summer study abroad is possible after first year through end of junior year. Semester study abroad is possible beginning spring semester of sophomore year through fall semester of senior year. Senior year study abroad must be approved by the College.

Due to sequencing, individual students should work with their academic adviser to determine the best time to study abroad. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics encourages students to study abroad and offers an exceptionally flexibile curriculum to accommodate an international experience. Consider gaining professional experience through an internship, study abroad opportunities are not limited to formal instruction. 

*Villanova University - Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) A comprehensive university with offerings across all disciplines.

Arcadia University College of Global Studies

Arcadia University offers supported direct enroll programs at many Universities around the world. 

Budapest Semester in Mathematics
An exceptional math-focused program. Students considering graduate programs in Math should consider this option. 

IES Abroad
IES Abroad offers supported direct enroll and study center based programs in a variety of locations around the world. 

Math in Moscow (MIM)
A challenging program in a culturally-rich location. 

Looking for more? 
If a program is not listed above, it does not limit your eligibilty to study abroad. Visit Passport Villanova to discover other opportunities. 

Course Approval Database 
Students should consult with the  OEA Course Approval Database  to view a full list of pre-approved courses for most programs.  The Course Approval Database may not contain updated/new courses and students may need to submit additional courses for review and approval. Programs and universities are continually updating course offerings so and the program’s website will list most accurate course offerings for the planned term abroad.  

 

Non-VU partner programs under 6-weeks long must require a petition in order to be approved. Contact your OEA advisor for petition information.

*Villanova Summer at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea
NUIG offers a wide-array of Biology and science offerings; research opportunities exist for motivated students. 

*Villanova Summer Internship and London School of Economics in London, England
A combination of VU and LSE-taught coursework, with a 6-week internship included.

Arcadia University College of Global Studies
Strong opportunities offered in the classroom, lab and professional workplace. 

Summer @ Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education
Combines coursework and field education, great opportunity in Budapest.

London School of Economics(LSE)  Summer School
For students not wanting an internship (VU program above), LSE offers three summer sessions with strong offerings in Math, Research Methods and Data Science. *Students must participate in at least two sessions.

Looking for more? 
If a program is not listed above, it does not limit your eligibilty to study abroad. Visit Passport Villanova to explore additional opportunities.

Course Approval Database 
Students should consult with the  OEA Course Approval Database  to view a full list of pre-approved courses for most programs.  The Course Approval Database may not contain updated/new courses and students may need to submit additional courses for review and approval. Programs and universities are continually updating course offerings so and the program’s website will list most accurate course offerings for the planned term abroad.  

It is important to plan ahead as it is not uncommon for scholarship deadlines to occur much earlier than a Villanova or program application deadlines.

There are many scholarships available for students through Villanova University, our partner programs and other external sources, like the US Government. The OEA can help students with the scholarship search and application process. If a scholarship is found outside of the OEA scholarship page, students should have it reviewed by the OEA to determine if it is a viable option. 

Browse the scholarships opportunties found on the OEA website.

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