Numbers are the universal language. Numbers lie at the foundation of the universe and they provide us with a means to analyze, understand and predict. Without numbers, not a lot gets done. Numbers power our computers, rocket ships, the internet and the financial sector—almost everything. Through analytics, equations and statistics, we can make sense of the world. As you might imagine, a mathematics education can take you in many directions.
About the Mathematics Major
Carroll University’s mathematics program includes courses in pure and applied mathematics, offering a broad and in-depth foundation for students with diverse interests and backgrounds. You’ll develop logical thinking, quantitative reasoning and deductive analysis skills, all of which make you highly attractive to graduate schools and employers.
Career opportunities for those with a mathematics major are equally varied. These include positions in the fields of actuarial science, banking and financial services, the insurance industry, communications, computer science, consulting, government, health services, management, public policy, research organizations, utilities and transportation. Want to expand your horizons even further? Because of our flexible course scheduling, you can obtain a bachelor's degree in mathematics and complete a second major such as computer science, business or chemistry within four years.
If you're planning a career teaching at the middle or high school level, you can pair the mathematics major with a secondary education major to expand your classroom abilities. You'll study calculus, modern geometry, proof-writing, probability and statistics.
The major, combined with a secondary education major, leads to certification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to teach mathematics in high school or middle school. You’ll be qualified to teach mathematics courses in grades 4 to 12. A third of our mathematics majors go into secondary education, with a 100 percent placement rate. Another third of our mathematics majors continue on to graduate studies in areas such as biostatistics, computer science, economics, forestry, genetics, meteorology, operations research, physics, psychology, sociology and most engineering fields. Others go on to careers in areas such as computer science, actuarial science, finance, biomathematics, cryptography and engineering.