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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.
Depending on their career goals, math 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.
View Mathematics required courses on our academic catalog website.
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.