Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Develop skills needed to solve theoretical and real-world problems

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program opens the door for students to pursue many possibilities. We help prepare the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, teachers, and actuaries. Students in the math program work to become proficient in areas that can be applied to a number of industries and sectors, including operations research, numerical analysis, simulation and modeling, data analysis, market research, and commercial surveys.

With opportunities for internships, undergraduate research, and earning teacher certification in secondary mathematics education, graduates of the BS in Math program set themselves up to enjoy success in pursuing graduate school or a career in science, business, marketing, or countless other fields.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program includes courses that train students to explore and learn carefully, analyze thoroughly, think clearly and creatively, and interpret critically and wisely.

Learn skills that are an advantage to any company or organization

Prepared for Success After Graduation

What is Mathematics about?

As a Mathematics major you will experience creating a mathematical model to represent a situation or learn how math works and how it can create solutions to problems. You will develop analytical and critical thinking skills that are an advantage to any company or organization. Skills such as these are in high demand in today’s world – so whether you want to be a teacher, a researcher, or work in business or programming, the mathematics major will give you a solid foundation.

Mathematics Graduates Are in Demand

As a graduate of Marian University, you are looking to start a career where employment is strong. Jobs in the math profession are expected to grow 33% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. With the increasing volume of digital and electronic data, math experts are needed now more than ever.

Jobs for Math Graduates

  • Consultant

  • Research Assistant

  • Survey Researcher

  • Teacher

  • Modeler

  • Analyst

Where Math Professionals Work

  • Pharmaceutical Companies

  • High Schools and Universities

  • Government

  • Research Firms

  • Manufacturing Companies

  • Sports Teams

Source: BLS 9/2/2020

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Curriculum

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program offers courses focusing on analytical and critical thinking skills required to solve both theoretical and real-world problems, in addition to mathematical knowledge and skills to pursue further study in mathematics.

Academic Bulletin

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.  General education courses are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
  • First Year Studies

Core Courses

Math majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Calculus
  • Abstract Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Mathematical Statistics


A command of mathematics underlies much of the innovation in modern technologies. This is why the critical thinking skills ingrained in practitioners of mathematics, coupled with the broad background of knowledge, compassion, and understanding provided by the liberal arts, are fundamental characteristics of the BS in Mathematics program.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is responsible for providing developmental math courses for those students needing to meet the pre-requisites for college-level mathematics courses and provides the general education math courses required of most majors. Second, the program offers BS degrees with majors and minors in mathematics as well as a major in secondary mathematics education and a minor in mathematics education.

As graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, students find career success in a variety of settings. Recent mathematics graduates have found career success at Agnesian Healthcare; School Districts of Beloit, Muskego, Oostburg and Waupun; BMO Harris Bank; Epic Systems Corporations; Milwaukee PC; Staples; Clearly Building Corp; Alta Resources, and Wisconsin Title Insurance Company.

The BS in Mathematics program contributes significantly to the development of critical thinking skills, highlighted in the General Education program. Students enrolled in Gen Education math courses consistently demonstrate they meet or exceed expectations in both Critical Thinking and Knowledge Acquisition.

For those students progressing through the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, assessments of the Learning Outcomes are indicative of the Mathematics Program’s success. The following outcome goals were all met at the benchmark or higher for 2019-2020:

Outcome 1: 92.9% meet expectations on all assessments of appreciating and understanding axiomatic systems in development of mathematics.

Outcome 2: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of being prepared for graduate admission exams and licensing exams.

Outcome 3: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of applying math modeling to given circumstances and clearly summarizing the results.

Outcome 4: 92.9% meet expectations on all assessments of communicating logical math justifications.

Outcome 5: 100% meet expectations on all assessments of using appropriate software effectively.

*Benchmark – At least 80% of students must meet expectations

Faculty in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Letters prepare students to achieve their goals through a classroom experience centered on a personal, applied approach. The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program provides the foundation and qualifications students need to enroll in graduate or professional school, and the experiences necessary to enter the field.

All math majors must achieve an average GPA of 2.50 in their mathematics courses applicable to the degree (MAT 201 and above) before graduation. Transfer students must complete one-half of their major credits and one-third of their minor credits as Marian University.