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Mathematics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Majors in mathematics can prepare themselves for graduate study in mathematics or related areas, for the teaching of mathematics at the secondary school level, for professional school in law or health science, or for the application of mathematics and statistics in science, business, industry and government.

Students majoring in mathematics are encouraged to use elective courses to broaden their background in mathematics or in a related area of special interest. Coursework in biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, finance, geology, physics, psychology and computer and information sciences combines well with a major in mathematics.

Students graduating with a major in mathematics will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental notions of mathematics, including rigorous proof. They will be able to model and solve real-world problems arising in business and industry. They will be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, mathematical concepts to their peers and to an audience of non-majors. They will be able to learn and apply mathematics on their own through independent study, research and participation in non-class-related lectures.

In all of the department’s major tracks, a student must successfully complete at least 16 credits in mathematics courses numbered 300 and above at the University of St. Thomas.

A minor in mathematics is available to support majors in many other departments. A strong mathematical background is of great benefit to students majoring in engineering, actuarial science and the physical sciences.

In addition to the mathematics tracks described below, the department offers a major in actuarial science (see Actuarial Science) and has programs to prepare students for teacher licensure (see Education). An interdisciplinary major in statistics is offered jointly with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (see Statistics).

Students should see the chair of the Department of Mathematics for advice in selecting courses for a particular purpose. The department offers a number of courses for non-majors to fulfill the mathematics portion of the core curriculum.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus I 
  • Calculus II
  • Multi-Variable Calculus
  • Introduction to Differential Equations and Systems
  • Linear Algebra
  • Abstract Algebra I
  • Real Analysis
  • Advanced Differential Equations
  • Abstract Algebra II 
  • Statistics for the Applied Sciences
  • Probability
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematical Methods of Numerical Analysis
  • Dynamical Systems and Chaos 
  • Complex Variables
  • Topology

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General Requirements

  • The official undergraduate application for admission.
  • The admissions committee considers each student’s academic record, writing sample and recommendations, if applicable. Depending on the Admission Type to which you applied - Early Action or Regular Decision - applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and decisions announced at the respective notification date
  • Each confirmed student is required to provide a final high school transcript after graduation prior to the first day of class in the fall semester of admission.
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance coverage.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Paul

    • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
      Living Costs

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