The undergraduate programs in mathematics prepare graduates for employment in industry and teaching or to continue their education in graduate programs. Included in the mathematics and statistics offerings are the courses required for a field endorsement in mathematics for preparation for teacher certification. Students who already have a bachelor's degree in another field or do not desire to take all the courses required for one, may obtain a certificate in mathematics or statistics by successfully completing a program consisting entirely of courses in mathematics or statistics.
Mathematicians study concepts and theories used to solve problems involving quantitative and qualitative relationships. Those who do research to discover new theories or to increase basic knowledge are classified as theoretical mathematicians. Those engaged in developing techniques and methods are classified as applied mathematicians. Career opportunities for mathematicians exist in such areas as physics, engineering, space technology, economics, business management, finance, statistics, actuarial science, operations research, medical research, environmental sciences, and teaching.
The Creighton Department of Mathematics educates students in pure mathematics and applied mathematics, inspiring them to appreciate, understand, and engage these disciplines. The study of mathematics offers a unique and important way of interpreting the world around us, bringing accuracy and rigor to the quest for discovering patterns in observations both abstract and concrete. We nurture a mathematical point of view in all of our students as a critical part of a Jesuit university education. We strive to give the opportunity to mathematics majors and minors to acquire a broad and solid base in mathematics enabling both further study and application, and provide an outstanding undergraduate environment of courses and opportunities. The heart of our endeavor is excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. To that end, we value individual work with all students; we encourage the development of existing and new courses and seminars; and we promote participation in mathematical activities at local, regional, and national levels. Professional and community activity of faculty members is critical to support this mission, and we work to extend strengths in research, exposition, and professional leadership while maintaining a tradition of service to the College community and beyond.
Department of Mathematics