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B.A. Mathematics

Fast Facts: Mathematics Major and Minor

  • Prepares students to teach mathematics, pursue graduate study or, with a double major and/or minor, apply mathematics to other math intensive fields such as the sciences, finance, computer science and actuarial science
  • Math students hone their analytical thinking and decision-making skills, while gaining a solid foundation in an area crucial to everyday living
  • A math major or minor combined with St. Scholastica's strong liberal arts coursework means students acquire a well-rounded education
  • St. Scholastica was named on the list of Top 200 schools for Native Americans pursuing degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) by Winds of Change magazine

Program Requirements

Major: 42 credits
Minor: 20 credits

Research or Internships

Math majors have secured internships as program analysts, market analysts and programmers in such organizations as Securian Financial, Target Corporation and Harvard University. 

Careers

The outlook for St. Scholastica math grads is definitely bright. About 25 percent of St. Scholastica math majors have gone on to teach math in a high school setting; 35 percent have gone on to graduate school and 40 percent have put their mathematics skills to use working in actuarial professions, engineering, academics, government and private industry.

Become a math teacher by pairing this program with the middle/secondary education major. Learn more

Pair with a language

Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

Sample curriculum

Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a major or minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

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  • "Being in the math department was a great experience. The professors were always available if you needed help, and they always encouraged extracurricular math activities, like Math Club and the NCS/MAA team contest. They also have some killer math jokes!"

    – Kayla Skundberg, ’15

  • “Because my math classes dig deep into complex scientific principles, I have a polished understanding and appreciation of the beauty of science, which helps me with my chemistry courses. I am also drawn by how passionate and helpful the professors are — they are amazing!"

    – Paul Takunda Chazovachiii, '16