The Mathematics Program at Saint Martin’s University is designed to provide mathematics majors with a strong foundation in traditional mathematical skills, provide support to other majors, such as engineering, in which solid math skills are a mandate and help liberal arts majors develop an appreciation for the crucial role mathematics plays in modern society.

Program Highlights

  • Faculty members bring students to regional conferences, where students are given the opportunity to present their research in a professional setting.
  • A strong math tutoring program provides reliable help to struggling students, as well as employment for student tutors.
  • The small student/teacher ratio allows the faculty to provide one-on-one working relationships with students to further strengthen and expand their mathematical skills.
  • Internship opportunities have been available with H&R Block, the Department of Revenue, Costco, and Target.
  • Our graduates frequently find employment in secondary schools, insurance firms, and the financial or computing divisions of large companies.

The mathematics faculty members bring to the classroom a broad range of hands-on expertise in areas that include:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • History of Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Real and Complex Analysis

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  • Research and internships

    Internship opportunities vary! Previous internship opportunities have been available with H&R Block, the Department of Revenue, Costco, and Target.

  • Career path

    The top 15 highest-earning college degrees share a core factor -- mathematics, according to a PayScale statistic cited by the Mathematics Association of America. Mathematics opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities. See below for a sampling:

    • Engineering
    • Actuarial Science
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics Education
    • Operations Research
    • Biomathematics
    • Finance
    • Cryptography
    • Statistics
    • Physics

    Our graduates frequently find employment in secondary schools, insurance firms and the financial or computing divisions of large companies.

    For a complete list of professional applications, visit "What Can I Do With Major?". For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.

Requirements

The Mathematics Placement Test will identify the course number(s) of the introductory math course(s) for which the student is best prepared. All students need to take the Mathematics Placement Test if they do not have acceptable AP scores and/or transfer credit for prerequisite courses before class registration at summer orientation.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics:

  • 40-46 semester hours of CORE requirements
  • 17 semester hours of Lower-Division Courses
  • 28-29 semester hours of Upper-Division Courses
  • Upper-Division courses (28-29 semester hours)
    Must take three of the following four courses:MTH 353: Linear Algebra
    -or-
    MTH 357: Probability and Statistics
    -or-
    MTH 461: Abstract Algebra
    -or-
    MTH 471: Real Analysis I
    MTH electives:Three upper-division math electives of at least three semester hours
    Supportive area:Nine upper-division semester hours in a supportive area such as biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, engineering or physics

     

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics:

  • 40 semester hours of CORE requirements
  • 29-35 semester hours of Lower-Division Courses
  • 34-35 semester hours of Upper-Division Courses
  • Lower-Division courses (29-35 semester hours)
    CSC courseOne computer science course other than CSC 160, of at least three semester hours
    MTH 171Calculus I
    MTH 172Calculus II
    MTH 220Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
    MTH 271Calculus III
    Any two sequences chosen from:PHY 171/172 Introductory Physics
    -or-
    CHM 141/142 General Chemistry
    -or-
    BIO 141/142 General Biology
    -or-
    CSC 180/200 Programming with C#
    -or-
    ECN 101 Principles of Economics and one of: ECN 325: The Evolution of Economic thought; ECN 371: Econometrics; or BA 302: Applied Quantitative Management Techniques

     

  • Upper-Division courses (34-35 semester hours)
    MTH 353Linear Algebra
    MTH 357Probability and Statistics
    MTH 461Abstract Algebra
    MTH 471Real Analysis I
    MTH 400Senior Paper
    MTH electives:Three upper-division math electives, each of at least three semester hours
    Supportive area:Nine upper-division semester hours in a supportive area such as biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, engineering or physics

     

Minor in Mathematics:

  • 11 semester credits of Lower-Division Courses
  • 12-14 semester hours of Upper-Division Courses

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