Bachelor of Arts inMathematics

As the world becomes more competitive, more technical, and more data­ driven, mathematical
abilities are increasingly in demand, even in fields where historically little mathematics was used. For modern professionals, mathematical skill means a decisive advantage. The goal of our mathematics programs at Concordia is to help you develop not only foundational skills for analyzing and solving important real­ world problems, but also precise and clear ways of thinking that only an education in mathematics can cultivate.

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Mathematics Curriculum Overview

Depending on their career goals, mathematics majors can choose to earn a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics at Concordia University, St. Paul. In earning either degree, students will encounter a blend of classical math theory and practical problem solving techniques, but more emphasis is placed on proofs and theory in the BA degree and the BS degree is more applied.  All of the courses in the math major are offered face ­to ­face in small classes (usually less than 20 students) and the emphasis is on actively solving problems in class. Throughout the curriculum students will learn to use technology, including computer algebra systems, geometry modeling software, spreadsheets and computer programming to model and solve problems. In some courses students investigate topics and learn to present their ideas professionally, both orally and in a written format. Some of these topics lead to independent research projects that students can present at undergraduate research conferences and help the students earn honors in the major.

Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Meet Your Professors

Rachel Krueger Term Faculty of Mathematics

Rachel's passion is to help developmental math students to reach their potential in the mathematics necessary to succeed in their chosen field.

Dr. Robert Krueger Chair of Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Krueger offers not only an expert knowledge of mathematics to Concordia students, he also strives to make each student’s experience as rewarding as possible.

Derek Wise, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Wise enjoys teaching a wide range of mathematics courses, and developing students' interests and skills in the mathematical sciences. He especially delights in involving math majors in research projects, through our mathematics seminar or independent studies.

Dr. Sarah Jahn Associate Professor of Mathematics

Sarah is passionate about helping students reach their mathematical potential and mentoring future mathematics teachers. She strives to support and challenge each student to increase both their appreciation of mathematics and their proficiency in mathematics.

Career Potential

Mathematics opens the doors to many career opportunities. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science suggests pairing your mathematics major or minor with another major or minor that complements your career goals. While an undergraduate, you will have the opportunity to explore internships, undergraduate research, interdisciplinary experiences, and leadership opportunities in on‐campus clubs and organizations such as the Tri‐Pi Math Club. Recent graduates have degrees in mathematics and accounting, business administration, management, finance, computer science, education, biology, engineering, chemistry and psychology. These graduates hold positions as analysts, actuaries, biostatisticians, teachers, computational biologists, engineers, lawyers, dentists and college professors.

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Business Manager
  • Catastrophe Analyst
  • College Professor
  • Cryptographer
  • Financial Planner
  • Mathematician
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Medical Doctor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Underwriter
  • High School Mathematics Teacher
Student Success Stories Rex Johnson ’16 - Mathematics

" I had many conversations with Dr. Krueger about career paths and it ultimately led me to the job I have now so I really can’t thank him enough."

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