What Does it Look Like to Study Math at Concordia?
Mathematics is the foundation of all of the sciences, engineering, statistics and even several social sciences.
Concordia Mathematics majors receive the applied mathematics knowledge necessary to engage in these disciplines, and formal reasoning skills that can be applied in any area. Some choose this major for the love of mathematics alone, while others will do well to supplement their new skills with another major.
Our dedicated faculty assist students in exploring, discovering and developing a passion for mathematics. This degree also prepares our students to enter and succeed in graduate school, having acquired a strong and thorough foundation in the program. Small classes allow the student to receive close instruction from their professors to ensure they are learning and are able to apply the content.
The main objectives of this program are to:
- Provide students the educational opportunities that prepare them to be Christian leaders in their careers in mathematics
- Allow students to explore and theoretical and applied aspects of mathematics
- Mentor students for a career after Concordia
Curriculum Overview for a Mathematics Degree
There are two paths to achieve a degree in Math at Concordia: A Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics or a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
The Mathematics BS equips students with the knowledge they need for numerous career opportunities.Students will be employable in programming, teaching, actuarial science, statistics and operations research analysis. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science take 45 credit hours of required Mathematics courses.
The Mathematics BA offers a flexible program of study that equips students with abilities to solve modern problems and answer critical questions in our society. Students will be employable in industry, schools and related math/science fields. Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree take 36 credit hours of required Mathematic courses.
Here are some featured courses in the program:
MTH 2305 - Discrete Structures: This course is an analysis of the basic structures that form the foundations of mathematics and computer science including statements, sets and subsets, number sets, sequences, relations, orderings, partitions, functions, graphs and trees.
MTH 4101 - Advanced Problem Solving: This course teaches general problem solving strategies and specific problem solving techniques to be used in solving advanced problems in undergraduate mathematics.
- The average size of a Mathematics class at Concordia is 15
- No Mathematics classes are taught by teaching assistants
- Students practice what they learn outside of the classroom
- Actuarial science
- Operations research analysis
- Data Analytics
- Market Research Analyst
- Risk Management
- Graduate School
Why study Mathematics?
A strong mathematical background is applicable to a wide variety of stimulating professions, as well as everyday life. By studying mathematics, students create the perfect platform to launch themselves into graduate school, pursuing science-related degrees.
Why will future employers care that I studied Mathematics?
Industries are looking for students who major in mathematics because they have the problem solving skills and the analytical skills that their employees need.
What kinds of courses are offered?
Courses in algebra, analysis, calculus, continuous and discrete mathematics, geometry, modeling, number theory, probability and statistics. In these courses, students develop the ability to reason clearly, analytically and abstractly.