Mathematics

Offered as a major (B.S.) and a minor

The universal language.

Mathematics is about more than just numbers—it is the application of creative and critical thinking. You will acquire skills that employers actively seek out as you learn to apply your studies to a wide variety of situations.

Your faculty mentors will encourage you to put your mathematical knowledge into practice by participating in internships, carrying out independent projects, and participating in paid summer research programs across the nation.

The Curriculum

We provide a broad and challenging program designed to develop fundamental skills with a focus on creative and critical thinking toward the interdisciplinary applications of mathematics. In addition to your regular courses, you will be encouraged to participate in paid summer research programs across the nation, compete in national mathematics-related contests, and prepare posters and presentations for seminars and regional or national conferences.


The Professors


Your Future

Employers in the public and private sectors seek generalists with critical thinking skills who are capable of adapting to a wide variety of situations. Graduates in mathematics are prepared in this manner and can work in many career fields. These include computer science, engineering, actuarial science, education, business, finance and the natural sciences. Along with finding excellent employment opportunities, Cal Lutheran math majors have also been accepted for graduate studies at top universities throughout the United States.

Graduate Schools

  • Sonoma State University
  • Lehigh University
  • Montana State University
  • Concordia University
  • Arizona State University
  • California State University, Pomona
  • University of Washington
  • University of California, Santa Cruz

Employers

  • 21st Century
  • CRG Marine Laboratories
  • Dreamworks Animation
  • LA Unified School District
  • Summit Wealth Management
  • Thousand Oaks High School
  • Aerospace Corporation
  • Teledyne Scientific Company

Career Paths

  • Quality Control Manager
  • BioTech Processing Assistant
  • Technical Director
  • Math Teacher
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Financial Representative
  • Aerospace Technical Staff
  • Research Scientist
97%
of Cal Lutheran students are either enrolled in graduate programs or are employed within nine months of graduation.

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