Mathematics

Mathematics majors are prepared for the teaching profession, the business world, or graduate school.


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The Department of Mathematics at Cardinal Stritch University offers programs in Mathematics that are designed to reflect the most current developments within the disciplines and to prepare students for a wide variety of careers. In most of our courses, students are expected to make use of computers, calculators, and other modern technologies to explore and experiment with important ideas and to develop a deep understanding of underlying concepts and problem-solving strategies. Teamwork, particularly in larger problem-solving experiences, is required in most of our courses. Students are encouraged to participate in internship opportunities and pre-professional activities.

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Program Format

Mathematics majors are prepared for the teaching profession, the business world, or graduate school. The department offers a strong minor in mathematics, which may be combined with College of Education and Leadership and Department of Public Instruction requirements for teacher certification at the Early Childhood/Middle Childhood (grades Pre-K–6) and/or Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (grades 1–8) levels. These certification programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The Mathematics major is required for students seeking teacher certification in Mathematics at the Early Adolescence/Adolescence (grades 6–12) level.

The department also offers a strong minor in mathematics that serves as a good balance to a variety of majors. The Mathematics minor prepares one for a lifetime of learning and exploration. The minor in mathematics is designed to enable a student with a significant interest in mathematics to deepen his/her knowledge while pursuing a concentration in another field such as the Natural Sciences, Education, Computer Science, Accounting, etc.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Spring (January)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains  credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish  articulation agreements.

Application Requirements

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply to an undergraduate program:

  • Apply online
  • Request transcripts from your school(s)
  • Send us your ACT or SAT scores

Some academic scholarships require having an application on file, and being accepted, to see if you qualify.

International students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and obtaining a student visa.

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