The Mathematics Department offers three major programs of study:
As a student majoring in mathematics, you will learn how to think analytically and use logical reasoning to solve abstract and real-world problems. You will be actively engaged in learning through experimentation, critical thinking and discussion.
The advanced courses offered in abstract algebra, calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, and others will provide the ideal preparation for exciting careers in actuarial science, computer technology, data analytics, information analysis, research and development, risk assessment, statistical analysis, teaching and many more careers.
What skills will I gain as a mathematics major at SXU?
- Research: You will conduct independent research in which you will explore abstract, advanced mathematics and interdisciplinary applications.
- Problem-Solving: You will become proficient in facing new challenges by learning creative problem-solving approaches to problems.
- Analytical Skills: You will learn how to think numerically, make conjectures and assess hypotheses.
- Communication: You will gain the ability to logically communicate complex ideas in a confident manner.
Why Study Mathematics or Mathematics with Secondary Education at SXU?
- Broad range of advanced elective courses are offered in applied and pure mathematics.
- Nationally accredited and recognized mathematics teacher preparation program will give you the experience you need to be an effective and successful educator.
- Faculty are committed to a cutting-edge pedagogical and educational technology focus to enhance students' understanding of mathematical concepts and develop mathematical skills by using iPads, MyMathLab, MyStatLab, WebAssign, Minitab, StatCrunch, Graphing Calculators, Geometer's Sketchpad, GeoGebra, Maple and 3D printing in the classroom.
- Learning goes beyond the classroom with one-on-one mentorship in the Senior Seminar capstone project. Each semester, seniors present their research projects at a symposium attended by students, faculty, family and friends.
- Opportunity await for you to work as a mathematics tutor in the Mathematics Lab.
- Opportunities for fun and learning are available with peers through the Archimedeans Math Club, which sponsor as new academic year kick-off pizza party, Mathematics Department Colloquia, ACCA Student Calculus Competition, Annual Careers in Mathematics Event with SXU Alumni, Pi Day Celebrations, Mathematics Visit Day, study groups and other math social events.