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Mathematics BS

Bachelor of Science

Overview

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 develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for today’s technological world.  The BS degree is more credits and offers students more opportunities to explore math applications within the math major, while the BA degree is fewer credits and is designed to be paired with a minor or a second major such as secondary education, computer science, business, science, or a variety of other possibilities.  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, 3D printers, and computer programming to model and solve problems. In some courses students investigate topics and learn to present their ideas professionally.  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. There is also an active Tri-Pi math club that offers social events to build comradery amongst the math students. Our math majors have followed a wide variety of career paths and are currently working as data analysts, risk analysts, inventory analysts, high school teachers, college professors, statisticians, health professionals, lawyers, and researchers.  Instead of asking “What can I do with a math major?”, you should ask yourself “What can’t I do with a math major?”

Program
Details

Course Length

57 Credit Hours

Location

On Campus

Career Introduction

We have graduates excelling in several areas of business, science, and education. Some of our graduates are analysts, using data to make decisions which enhance the profitability of their company. Other graduates work in the health field as biostatisticians or medical professionals. Finally, we have graduates working in all facets of education from elementary teachers to college professors. What do you want to do with your math major? We are here to help you fulfill your dreams.

 

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Irene Lanchava

UX Designer, Polaris

Rex Johnson

Football Analyst, Minnesota Vikings

Career Opportunities

Mathematicians and Statisticians $ 93,290

Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems. Many mathematicians and statisticians work in the federal government and in private science and engineering research companies. They may work on teams with engineers, scientists, and other professionals. Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses will need these workers to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.

Operations Research Analysts $ 86,200

Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues. Operations research analysts spend most of their time in offices, although some travel may be necessary to meet with clients. Almost all operations research analysts work full time. Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 25 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As technology advances and companies seek efficiency and cost savings, demand for operations research analysis should continue to grow.

Actuaries $ 111,030

Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. Most actuaries work for insurance companies. Although most work full time in an office setting, some actuaries who work as consultants may travel to meet with clients. Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 18 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Actuaries will be needed to develop, price, and evaluate a variety of insurance products and calculate the costs of new, emerging risks.

MEET OUR FACULTY

Dr. Robert Krueger

Chair of Department of Mathematics

Dr. Sarah Jahn

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Rachel Krueger

Term Faculty of Mathematics