Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Natural Sciences

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education


As a PLU mathematics student, you’ll learn classical and modern mathematical tools and ways of thinking that you need to begin to understand recent developments in and applications of mathematics and statistics. Contemporary mathematics has played an integral role in the development of computer technologies, search algorithms, financial investing strategies, physical models of nature, fair redistricting voting models, and more, while working with data has become central to our society.

Whether your goal is to learn mathematics and statistics for an application – modeling problems in science, engineering, economics or finance; in preparation for a career in elementary or secondary education; or for further study in a graduate program, your studies will challenge, inspire and inform you about mathematics’ and statistics’ beauty and power, as well as their theory and applications.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • High School Math Teacher, school districts across Washington State
  • Search Consultant Engineer, Lucidworks
  • Data Consultant, Washington State Department of Health Office of People Services
  • System Design Engineer, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Stewardship Associate, Forterra
  • Implementation Specialist, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund
  • Lead Payroll Specialist, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Associate Software Engineer, Southwest Airlines
  • Tax Analyst, Vacasa

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • Master of Science in Biostatistics, University of Michigan
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics, University of Montana
  • Master of Science in Data Science, Northwestern University
  • Master of Arts in Education, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of California - Irvine
  • Masters of Science in Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • MS in Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, University of Oregon Graduate School
  • MEd, Western Governors University
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