Explore the power and beauty of numbers! In this fascinating major, you’ll learn to analyze and solve problems at a whole new level—and prepare to use your new knowledge and skills in a remarkable range of professional settings.
Work side-by-side with talented faculty
In small classes, you’ll immerse yourself in the subtleties of problem solving—examining everything from chaos and dynamics to differential equations and number theory. Our faculty will work closely with you to design a curriculum that’s an ideal match for your academic and professional goals. You can earn a license to teach or customize your studies with a concentration in actuarial science. You can pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The BS option requires one additional course in computer science, natural science, biology, chemistry or physics. This major is powerful preparation for a career in business, actuarial science, finance, education, statistics, technology, engineering, and the sciences.
Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond
Practical experience is built into the curriculum. Our internship program draws on Chicago’s vast corporate and cultural resources. We make our connections your connections, so you can test drive your dream job in the real world at places like Abbott Laboratories and the Field Museum. Our students conduct hands-on, high-level research with faculty at Dominican University and at summer research opportunities at other universities. You can combine academic study with compassionate service to people in need, or immerse yourself in a different culture through our outstanding study abroad program. You’ll have your choice from among programs on four continents.
Mathematics and Secondary Education
Students who wish to teach high school can combine their major with the Teacher Education Program. Such students may also be eligible to obtain licensure to teach middle school or licensure to teach high school computer science. Offered by our excellent School of Education, the program includes a variety of courses and practical experience including a semester of student teaching.
“One of my professors encouraged me to apply for the Summer Program for Women in Mathematics at George Washington University, where I learned about career opportunities and collaborated with amazing math students. I believe I will always have a support system at Dominican to help me succeed.”
Five-year BA or BS/MBA
Mathematics majors considering an MBA degree are encouraged to pursue Dominican’s five-year BA or BS/MBA program. Students should apply before the end of their junior year. They generally need a 3.0 GPA to be accepted into the BA or BS/MBA program.
Accepted students may enroll in two MBA courses during their senior year—one course each semester—and credit will be given toward their undergraduate degree. The remaining 10 graduate business courses may be taken when students complete the undergraduate degree. This shortens the time needed to earn the MBA degree.
Prepare for a life of purpose and achievement
Mathematics is embedded in every aspect of modern life. Practically every profession and industry relies on an understanding of numbers and logic. This means mathematics majors are highly sought after in the job market. What’s more, our curriculum will prepare you for lifelong intellectual and professional competence. In the workplace, our mathematics graduates know what they’re doing. They’re open to new ideas, adept at problem solving, comfortable with emerging technologies, and able to adapt and thrive through long and meaningful careers. They have earned their way into leadership positions in the professions of their choice.
“The professors are demanding but also motivating. They really are mentors, and make we want to work even harder in the classroom.”