Mathematics Major

Mathematics Major

Student pursuing a bachelor degree in mathematics teach a computer how to learn tic-tac-toe. Study traffic light sequences, airline routes, chaos theory and the algebra of Rubik’s Cube. St. Joseph’s mathematics students have recently enjoyed these opportunities among many others.

A mathematics major examines advanced mathematical theory and analytical methods while focusing the student’s critical-thinking skills. It provides the student with a deep, profound education and, simultaneously, with the tools to succeed in many a career. The reason is that the backbone of Mathematics is pure deductive reasoning. This is a tool of near universal utility. 

Majoring in Mathematics is, thus, an excellent choice. Doing so at St. Joseph’s College is a wise choice, as well. Small class sizes and extensive use of pedagogical technology characterize the environment; intellectual exploration characterize the experience.  

Mathematics Degree Career Options

Some career options in mathematics:

  • Education: schools are in need of good, qualified math teachers.
  • Research mathematician or college professor are excellent jobs.
  • For those not interested in the education field, you should know that most every major corporation in the industrialized world has mathematicians on staff.

Actuarial Strand

The Department now offers an Actuarial Strand. This is a set of courses designed to prepare students for the first two actuarial exams. An actuary is one who applies mathematical tools to serve the insurance industry.

Preparing For a Graduate Degree?

We offer a B.S. in mathematics for those looking for moving on to a secondary degree in the field.