MathematicsBachelor of Arts

Why study Mathematics at Gustavus?

As a Mathematics major you learn how to ask challenging questions, make valuable connections, collaborate with others, explain complex problems, and use evidence-based reasoning. Through your classes you will explore patterns in nature, the development of tools to understand those patterns, and the generalization of those ideas in an abstract setting.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics will be on your class schedule.

  • MCS-256Discrete Calculus and Probability
  • MCS-355Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis
  • MCS-303Geometry
  • MCS-222Multivariable Calculus
Tyler Teichmiller ’24, Mathematics and Statistics Major

The professors want to get to know how you learn best as a student, and want to see you be successful both in and out of the classroom.

Tyler Teichmiller ’24, Mathematics and Statistics Major

What can I do with a degree in Mathematics?

The Mathematics major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Investment Banking
  • Software Development
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Theoretical Research
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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