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Mathematics at St. Mary’s

Mathematics — from abstract algebra to actuarial science — is about more than the theory of numbers. It discovers the tools from which a quantitative understanding of our world is made possible. 

Mathematics is truly a universal language that transcends ethnic, societal and national boundaries. The study of mathematics hones essential logical reasoning skills and teaches techniques that can open doors to exciting and high-paying quantitative careers in business, government, teaching and research. 

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What can I do with a degree in Mathematics?

Mathematics majors develop skills such as arguing logically and rigorously, thinking abstractly, formulating and solving problems, analyzing data, and creating and analyzing mathematical models. 

Career Opportunities

Areas in which Mathematics graduates gain employment include: 

  • Actuarial science 
  • Analytics consulting 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Cryptology 
  • Data science 
  • Quantitative finance 
  • Research 
  • Teaching 
Jocelyn Baca

The Mathematics Department at St. Mary’s was influential in showing me what a collaborative work environment that nurtures student’s academic development looks like. They have an open-door policy that is welcoming. As a result, I got to know many of my professors and I often sought their advice on career matters.”

Jocelyn Baca (B.S. ’19)

Outside the Classroom

Student Activities

Mathematics students at St. Mary’s are involved in numerous activities, including attending conferences where they network with industry professionals, performing internships at organizations and research institutions locally and abroad, and engaging with the community, such as tutoring local middle schoolers. 

Science Living Community

Students majoring in any science — from Physics to Computer Science, Biology to Engineering — can join the Science Living Community. Members live together and can participate in a variety of programs throughout the year.


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