Mathematics Program (Major)
Department overview • Mathematics
(M.) • Computer science (M., m.)
What is the Mathematics Program?
Mathematics is beautiful and exciting, especially if you can successfully
apply your gift for numbers to solutions that greatly benefit the common good.
The mission of the Mathematics Program at Saint Martin’s University is 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.
Why study mathematics at Saint Martin's?
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
- Numerical Methods
- History and Philosophy of Mathematics
- Geometry and Topology
- Abstract Algebra
- Real and Complex Analysis
Faculty members also bring students with them to regional conferences, where
students are given the opportunity to present their research in a professional
setting. A well-established, 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
For a complete list of program goals, objectives and outcomes, please
visit our undergraduate mathematics website.
What can I do with this major?
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:
- Actuarial Science
- Computer Science
- Mathematics Education
- Operations Research
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
whatcanidowiththismajor.com. For additional information about how Saint Martin’s
can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.
What is required?
The Mathematics Placement Exam* will identify the course number(s) of the
introductory math course(s) for which the student is best prepared. All
students take the Mathematics Placement Exam if they do not have acceptable AP
scores and/or transfer credit for prerequisite courses.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics:
- 29-35 semester hours of Lower-Division Courses
- 34-35 semester hours of Upper-Division Courses
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics:
- 17 semester credits of Lower-Division Courses
- 28-29 semester hours of Upper-Division Courses
Minor in Mathematics:
- 11 semester credits of Lower-Division Courses
- 12-14 semester hours of Upper-Division Courses
*Policy on placement exams and retakes.
Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of mathematics courses and requirements.
All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's general education requirements.
Internship opportunities vary! Previous internship opportunities have
been available with H&R Block, the Department of Revenue, Costco, and Target.
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