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Mathematics Major

Program Overview

Thanks to the growing importance placed on technology, expert number crunchers are increasingly in demand. This degree prepares you to be a keen analytical problem solver and a critical thinker. Graduates of this program could be employed in banking, statistics, engineering, teaching, market research, economics, law or meteorology. Every organization needs employees who can problem solve, think critically, have the ability to analyze and manipulate precise data, construct logical arguments and communicate these ideas to others.

Program Concentrations

This program is made up of the following concentrations. Learn more about concentrations.

Concentration Overview

This concentration teaches the student how to problem solve and think critically through a concrete introduction to calculus, discrete math, and linear algebra.

Concentration Overview

This concentration teaches the student how to analyze and manipulate precise data and construct logical arguments through the advanced study of calculus, statistics, abstract algebra, and geometry.

Concentrations on this page are required for this program. Additional courses or concentrations may need to be added to meet program or credit requirements.

Program Coursework

The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.

Liberal Arts Core

The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum is rooted in the Liberal Arts and our Franciscan heritage. It is designed to create a framework to develop knowledge, skills, and responsibilities necessary to educate students so that they will be prepared to contribute to the world guided by a concern for issues of justice and ethical behavior.

LEADERSHIP:  4 credits
  • Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
  • Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.) 
  • Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
  • Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)*
  • Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)*
  • Language & Culture (3 cr.)
*For ‘Writing for the 21st Century’ (English) and ‘Quantitative Problem Solving’ (Math), you may need additional courses depending on your placement.

CORE LITERACIES:  15 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page. Broad themes are:
  • Narratives of Identity       (3 cr.)
  • Science, Environment & Culture (3 cr.)   
  • Social Tensions (3 cr.)    
  • The American Experience (3 cr.)
  • Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)

Professional Core

Culminating Experience

Giving students a culminating experience as well as practical work experience, the Professional Core is a graduation requirement for every Stritch student in a bachelor’s degree program. This bachelor’s degree program includes completion of the Professional Core consisting of three courses:
  • Pre-Internship
  • Internship
  • Capstone

Job Opportunities

Interested in pursuing a career in math?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 27% job growth rate for math occupations between 2019 and 2029, a rate extraordinarily higher than the average for all occupations, 4%. Many fields now rely on data, which in part explains the high demand for skilled mathematicians, analysts, and statisticians.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities can include the following: 
  • Mathematicians
  • Actuaries
  • Economists
  • Statistician
  • Financial Analysts

Career Options & Salaries

Contact admissions or the program faculty with questions about this program.


Suzanne Caulfield

Faculty - Math