Mathematics

Undergraduate Major Minor Natural Sciences

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

About

Many people think of mathematics as being an old subject whose rules were established long ago, but in reality most mathematics has been created during the last century, and more mathematical research is done now than ever before. As a PLU mathematics student, you’ll learn the classical mathematical tools that you need to begin to understand recent developments in and modern applications of mathematics. 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. Whether your goal is to learn mathematics 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 mathematics professors will challenge, inspire and inform you about mathematics’ beauty and power, as well as its theory and applications.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • High School Math Teacher, school districts across Washington State
  • Software Developer, US Bank
  • Credit Analyst, Amazon.com LLC
  • Telecommunications Analyst, Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Forms and Records Analyst for Department of Health, State of Washington
  • Software Engineer, Nordstrom
  • Quality Analytics Analyst, Infosys Ltd.
  • Sustainability Educator, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Software Developer, Cleared Defense Contractor

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 & Business Analytics, University of North Carolina
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines
  • Master of Science in Data Science, Northwestern University
  • Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, Colorado State University
  • Master of Arts in Education, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of California - Irvine
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