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 licensure at the Early Childhood/Middle Childhood (grades Pre-K–6) and/or Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (grades 1–8)  levels.  These licensure programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The Mathematics major is required for students seeking teacher licensure in Mathematics at the Early Adolescence/Adolescence (grades 6–12) level.

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.   

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. 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.


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CORE Mathematics Requirement

The core mathematics requirement is fulfilled by:  MT 109, 113, 120, 195, 196, or any 200-level or higher MT course.  Students should check the requirements of their major to determine if a particular mathematics course is required by that major. In particular, MT 113 is required by programs offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, MT 120 is required for Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sport Management, Business, and Accounting majors, MT 196 is the minimum mathematics requirement for Education majors and other majors where quantitative reasoning and problem solving is integral to the major, and MT 109 meets the core mathematics requirement for students whose major does not require any other particular mathematics course. 

Mathematics Major:  a minimum of 40 credits

Required courses for major: CS 212, MT 120, 210, 211,212, 315, 320, 401, and at least three additional 400-level MT courses numbered above MT 402 selected with faculty guidance. Students must take at least one two-semester sequence: (MT 120, 470) or (MT 325, 425). MT 401 is a capstone course in the major that is normally taken in the last semester of upper-division course work in the major. MT 401 is offered annually in the spring, so December graduates must take this in the spring before their last semester.
Students seeking teacher licensure in mathematics for grades 6-12 follow the same requirements as the Mathematics major, plus MT 103 and ED 380.

Mathematics Minor: a minimum of 22 credits

Required courses for minor: MT 120, 210, 211, 325; 315 or 320, and at least one of 410, 425, or 470. Additional courses to meet the minimum number of credits may be selected with faculty guidance from MT 196, 212, 315, 320, 425, 450 or 470. Students seeking secondary licensure are required to take MT 320.

Mathematics Minor for Elementary/Middle Level Education Majors: a minimum of 22 credits

Required courses for minor: MT 103, 120, 196, 320; at least one of CS 107, 118, 230 or 212 and at least one additional mathematics course with departmental approval from MT 109, 315 or 210. In addition to the 22 credits of Mathematics one needs to take ED 313 (3 credits) that includes an on-site experience selected with College of Education and Leadership faculty guidance.

Applied Mathematics Minor (Recommended for Students Majoring in Computer Science):  a minimum of 22 credits

Required courses for minor: MT 120, 210, 211, 315, 450 and 470. Additional courses to meet the 22-credit minimum may be from mathematics courses numbered above MT 200.

Department Grading Policy

No grade lower than a “C” will be accepted in a student’s major, minor, or required auxiliary courses.

PLO 1  Students will demonstrate quantitative literacy.
PLO 2  Students will demonstrate skills appropriate for mathematical communication.
PLO 3  Students will demonstrate an ability to work productively in collaboration with others.
PLO 4  Students will demonstrate mathematical critical thinking skills.
PLO 5  The student demonstrates college level quantitative and technological literacy.

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.

Freshman Applicant Admission Requirements

•  Complete the Admissions Application
Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.

•  Request Transcripts
Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.

•  Send ACT or SAT Scores
Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.


Transfer Student Applicant Admission Requirements

•  Complete the Admissions Application 
Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.

•  Request Transcripts
Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions

Information for International Students

If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.


Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students identify all options available for funding their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.

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