Mathematics is the universal language of business, government planning, engineering, and the applied sciences. In today's high-tech workplace, employees with strong math skills are more in demand than ever — and there are excellent opportunities for graduates with a degree in Mathematics.
Mathematics is the universal language of business, government planning, engineering, and the applied sciences.
In today's high-tech workplace, employees with strong math skills are more in demand than ever — and there are excellent opportunities for graduates with a degree in Mathematics. Your knowledge and skills will be vital in fields such as cryptography, computer security, computer modeling, statistical modeling, and biotechnology. Mathematical skills also are valued in finance and other business-related fields, astronomy and space exploration, medicine, robotics, and film animation.
You can prepare for these opportunities by earning your Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics at St. John's University. In the program, you gain a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills that underlie Mathematics. Courses cover topics such as the mathematical basis for computers, computer languages and advanced concepts in mathematics. Developing expertise in these and other related areas, you build the habits of thought needed for mastering concepts in mathematics — concepts applicable to many fields as well as advanced academic study.
As a Mathematics major, you may be eligible to pursue pathways to graduate study.
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For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission.
To earn your B.S. in Mathematics, you complete a total of 120 credits in core, major, and elective requirements. The major and elective requirements are outlined below. For more information about courses, please see the St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of our Undergraduate Bulletin.
Please note that Mathematics majors may satisfy their science core requirement by taking PHY 1610, 1620, 1930, or 1940. The distributed core requirement for Mathematics is met by the major.
Mathematics graduates work in diverse fields. The American Mathematical Society's Early Careers page profiles recent graduates and their jobs. See what you can do with a math degree!
“Mathematicians are people of all ages and from all over the world who enjoy the challenge of a problem, who see the beauty in a pattern, a shape, a proof, a concept.” This is a quote from another AMS page. There are several important links on this page.
From mathematician in industry Daniel Krasner: “More and more companies, in hopes of keeping their market edge, are actively seeking mathematically minded individuals who have problem solving skills and can quickly assimilate new information and knowledge.” Read the complete article (PDF).
See more on math careers from the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.
Want more? Check out the neat video, and more, at the We Use Math site.
St. John’s University is widely known for the success of its alumni. Forbes.com lists the University among its top 15 institutions in terms of graduates’ earning power. And a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal ranks St. John’s among 100 Top colleges and universities that are “most likely to help students land a job in key careers . . . that are growing, pay well and offer high levels of job satisfaction.”
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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematical Physics at St. John's University will prepare you with the necessary technical knowledge and skills, intellectual curiosity, and ethical awareness to become a lifelong learner who contributes to society. Mathematical Physics is especially suitable preparation for careers requiring analytical and computational representations of physical, biological, and economic systems.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is dedicated to the preparation of students for a dynamic future. Our faculty develop curricula that will challenge your curiosity, employ your inventive facilities, and allow you to enjoy the triumph of discovery. We follow Euclid's rigorous approach to mathematics while exploring modern topics like sustainability.
Whether they work in business or private research, computers or government, mathematicians use their knowledge and skills to find practical solutions to real-world problems with a Mathematics degree!
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