Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
By majoring in mathematics, you’ll develop the strong critical thinking skills that employers actively seek.
Gain a strong theoretical background
Mathematical theory will be the backbone of your major. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge to a wide variety of fields by mastering:
- Set theory
- Graph theory
- Abstract algebra
- Number systems
- Probability and statistics
Discover the practical applications
You’ll learn how to use math in the fields of science, engineering, and business. Applying mathematics in a practical way will sharpen your analytical thinking and help you become a creative problem solver.
Use technology to solve complex problems
Computer simulations and mathematical modeling will be an integral part of your studies. By learning to incorporate technology into your problem-solving process, you’ll be able to take on bigger and more complex challenges.
Extend your experience beyond the classroom
Internships and independent projects will allow you to get hands-on experience applying your mathematical knowledge to the real world. You can also:
- Enter paid summer research programs across the nation
- Spend a semester studying mathematics abroad
- Compete in national mathematics-related contests
- Give presentations at regional seminars or national conferences
Get specific preparation for your career
Your studies will culminate in a capstone. During this course, you’ll work with a faculty mentor to design and carry out a project tailored to your post-graduation goals — an invaluable experience that will prepare you for a successful career.
Choose between a B.S. or B.A. degree
A Bachelor of Science degree will prepare you for graduate studies in the sciences, as well as more technical fields. You’ll be required to take a computer programming course and enroll in advanced math classes.
A Bachelor of Arts degree will give you more freedom in your course selection so that you can complement your work in mathematics with non-science classes. If you plan to pursue a teaching credential, a graduate business program, or law school, then this is the better degree for you.
My first math class at Cal Lutheran, Calculus 3, is what motivated me to major in it. I really enjoyed the active learning method Dr. Gagliardo used in this class, guiding us through problems instead of lecturing with examples. All the faculty are passionate about math and genuinely care about each student’s success in their classes.Jamie Shultz '20
The best moment in a math project comes when you finally understand why a technique or line of reasoning works after a long struggle with the idea. Encouraging a student to persevere and then giving them a high-five for resolving the difficulty is one of my highlights of working with student researchers.Karrolyne Fogel, Associate Professor
Your mathematical knowledge will be applicable to a wide variety of careers and situations. You’ll also be well prepared to pursue graduate studies.
With a B.S. degree, you’ll be able to enter graduate programs in mathematics, engineering, physics, and computer science.
With a B.A. degree, you’ll be ready to pursue further study in actuarial science, business, education, finance, and the natural sciences.
Our alumni study at:
- Sonoma State University
- Lehigh University
- Montana State University
- Concordia University
- Arizona State University
- California State University, Pomona
- University of Arkansas
- University of Washington
- University of California, Santa Cruz
Our alumni work for:
- 21st Century
- CRG Marine Laboratories
- DreamWorks Animation
- LA Unified School District
- Summit Wealth Management
- Thousand Oaks High School
- Aerospace Corporation
- Teledyne Scientific Company
- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Quality Control Manager
- BioTech Processing Assistant
- Technical Director
- Math Teacher
- Senior Financial Analyst
- Financial Representative
- Aerospace Technical Staff
- Research Scientist
of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months