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Mathematics

The intersection of art and science

Mathematicians observe and classify patterns of numbers and equations. But as a mathematician, you can also be a creator, crafting beautiful theorems and elegant proofs. In St. Norbert College’s mathematics program, you can combine logic and creativity to solve real-world scientific, business and societal problems.

Students of mathematics work in the fascinating world of real and complex numbers, infinite dimensions and probability. There, you’ll strengthen your analytic skills, learning to break down complex problems into a series of methodical steps that lead to a logical conclusion.

Academic paths within the mathematics major

SNC offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, with the option to focus your studies by choosing a concentration in theoretical math, applied math or actuarial math.

Maybe you really like math, but love another subject more? No problem! A minor in mathematics will help deepen your analytic ability — a skill that’s valuable in every field.

Students interested in becoming educators choose our program in mathematics teaching for secondary education, which means they gain a solid foundation in math while preparing to earn a high school teaching certificate.

Elevate your mathematics education

If you’re eager to dig into math research, SNC could be just the place for you! We offer opportunities to do summer research alongside a faculty member through the Poss-Wroble Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, and many SNC math majors present their research at the Pi Mu Epsilon Regional Undergraduate Math Conference. SNC isn’t all about scholarly research; we want you to succeed in whatever career you choose, and that can require getting some job experience before you earn your diploma. Our math majors have held intern roles at Acuity, Georgia-Pacific and Northern Star Industries.

Our mathematics club, Sigma Nu Delta, brings math enthusiasts together for social, academic and community-service opportunities. High-achieving mathematics students can also qualify for our chapter of the national mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon.

Major requirements

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Minor requirements

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Course offerings

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  • The robust knowledge base a liberal arts education provides allows me to be able to better present my research to the world. It gave me the skills to hold conversations with people unfamiliar with my research and maybe the topic in general.

    Logan Hennes ’22

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    Portrait of student Logan Hennes

    The robust knowledge base a liberal arts education provides allows me to be able to better present my research to the world. It gave me the skills to hold conversations with people unfamiliar with my research and maybe the topic in general.

    Logan Hennes ’22

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Undergraduate research

Uncover new knowledge in the realm of math by engaging in collaborative research projects with your professors.

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Practical internships

Explore practical application of math topics through internships, and find out what it’s like to put your academic training to work.

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International reach

Consider mathematical theory or statistics from a different point of view through our study abroad program.

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Learn from exceptional SNC mathematics faculty

If there’s one thing that SNC professors and instructors have in common, it’s a passion for teaching and sharing their expertise. You’ll also find them dedicated to providing personalized guidance that supports your academic and career aspirations. Discover the distinguished scholars you’ll be learning from.

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Your mathematics degree at work

Our challenging mathematics curriculum complements your liberal arts core coursework, providing a solid foundation for a variety of analytic careers. Some jobs alumni hold include:

  • Accountants
  • Computer programmers
  • Data analysts
  • Financial analysts
  • High school math teachers
  • Investment analysts
  • Programmers
  • Research assistants
  • Software engineers

Future study in mathematics

Graduate schools tend to favor mathematics majors because of their strong analytical and problem-solving skills. With SNC's excellent track record for prep and placement, our mathematics alumni have gone on to earn advanced degrees in applied economics, astrophysics, computer science, business and polymer science. Schools that they’ve attended include:

  • Cornell University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Old Dominion
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Notre Dame

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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115

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