Mathematics (Bachelor of Science)
In today’s data-saturated world, experts in math are more in-demand than ever. Creighton’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics program prepares graduates for positions in industry and teaching or to gain entrance to graduate mathematics programs.
If you are interested in teaching, certification courses for a field endorsement in math are included in the mathematics, statistics and informatics and computing science offerings.
If you already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, or if you do not want to take all of the courses required for one, you may pursue a certificate in math or statistics by successfully completing a program consisting entirely of courses in mathematics or statistics.
While pursuing a minor in mathematics, you’ll study the concepts and theories used to solve problems involving quantitative relationships. The mathematics minor prepares graduates for positions in industry and teaching or to continue their education in graduate programs.
Mathematical Logic Minor
Mathematical logic is the study of the processes used in mathematical deduction. It has origins in philosophy. You will study the nature of formal systems, including first-order and second-order logic, methods of proof and fuzzy set theory.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for mathematicians in 2012 was $101,360. Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 23% by 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses need mathematicians to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.
Career opportunities for mathematicians exist in areas such as
- Space technology
- Business management
- Actuarial science
- Operations research
- Medical research
- Environmental sciences
Recent graduates of Creighton mathematics programs have accepted positions with organizations such as:
- ConAgra Foods
- Omaha Public Schools
- National Indemnity Company
- Wisconsin Physicians Services Insurance
- Tower Group Companies
- Department of Defense
Recent graduates have gone on to advanced study at:
- University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Harvard University
- Purdue University
- New York University
- Creighton University School of Medicine
- University of Wisconsin
- Colorado State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Vanderbilt University
- Medical Mathematics
- Secondary Education
- Develop and understand mathematical principles
- Analyze data and complex patterns
- Solve real-world problems
- Explain how our universe works
Learn about Creighton University’s admissions requirements.
Several scholarships are available to math majors, including the
- Clare Booth Luce scholarship (math and the sciences)
- Hawver (mathematics only)
- Haddix (mathematics only)