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.

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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.

Become a Math Teacher

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.

Scholarships Available

Carroll University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation which provides scholarships up to $5,000 for students majoring in mathematics and other select majors as part of the Pro-STEM Initiative. These scholarships are awarded in addition to other institutional scholarships offered by the university.


In addition to the major, Carroll offers a minor in mathematics that complements many areas of study:


We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Milliman
  • American Family
  • Area school districts
  • National Security Agency


College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

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Meet the Faculty

Heather Trudy-Harken Evans, MEd

Heather Trudy-Harken Evans, MEd

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
Dr. David Feil

Dr. David Feil

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Darrel Johnson

Darrel Johnson

Distinguished Lecturer in Mathematics
Dr. Kristen Lampe

Dr. Kristen Lampe

Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Thomas St. George

Dr. Thomas St. George

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Dr. John Symms

Dr. John Symms

Associate Professor of Mathematics
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