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Mathematics Major (Bachelor of Science)

Mathematics majors are critical thinkers, problem solvers and solution seekers. In today’s data-saturated world, experts in math are more in-demand than ever as employers seek adaptable employees who can think abstractly.

Creighton’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in mathematics program prepares graduates for positions in industry and teaching or to gain entrance to graduate mathematics programs.

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Program Details

As a mathematics major, you’ll learn to:

  • Develop and understand mathematical principles
  • Analyze data and complex patterns
  • Solve real-world problems
  • Explain how our universe works
  • Construct and deliver well-structured and supported arguments in mathematical form
  • Apply mathematics to a variety of subjects, such as physics, biology and economics

If you choose a mathematics major, you can choose the standard path, medical mathematics track or secondary education track.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in mathematics includes courses in calculus, linear algebra, mathematical analysis and more. Learn more about the curriculum for the:

If you are interested in teaching, certification courses for a field endorsement in math are included in the mathematics, statistics and informatics and computing science offerings.

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, or if you do not want to take all of the courses required for one, you may pursue a certificate in math by successfully completing a program consisting entirely of courses in mathematics.

Mathematics Minor

While pursuing a minor in mathematics, you’ll study the concepts and theories used to solve problems involving quantitative relationships. The mathematics minor prepares graduates for positions in industry and teaching or to continue their education in graduate programs.

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Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University's Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. There is a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities available for Creighton data science students aimed at making your degree attainable. Explore scholarships.

Several scholarships are available to math majors, including the:

  • Clare Booth Luce scholarship (math and the sciences)
  • Mary Halbur Hawver Endowed Scholarship (mathematics only)
  • Sally Ann Haddix Memorial Scholarship (mathematics only)
Presley Kimball
“The math department’s environment encourages all students to succeed, providing useful guidance and support whenever needed. I am getting a well-rounded education and essential skills to work in our world of technology and information.”
— Presley Kimball, Mathematics Major
Jack Rausch
“The math department caters to the academic success of each individual student. The faculty realize that many students come here with diverse mathematical backgrounds and encourage students to follow a curriculum most suited to their academic goals.”
— Jack Rausch, Mathematics Major
Lance Nielsen
“During my 21 years at Creighton, I have had the privilege of working with some of the most talented mathematics students I have known in my 35 years in higher education. Every year, I look forward to working with new students and majors.”
— Lance Nielsen, PhD, Mordeson Professor of Mathematics

Recent graduates of Creighton mathematics programs have accepted positions with organizations such as:

  • Conagra Foods
  • Omaha Public Schools
  • National Indemnity Company
  • AmeriCorps
  • Wisconsin Physicians Services Insurance
  • Tower Group Companies
  • Department of Defense

Graduates who have chosen to go on to advanced study, have gone to:

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Harvard University
  • Purdue University
  • New York University
  • Creighton University School of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Colorado State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Vanderbilt University

Students can engage in a variety of undergraduate research projects with mathematics faculty members in pure and in applied mathematics, including:

  • An understanding of ecological and climatological issues
  • Graph theory
  • Feynman’s operational calculus
  • Quantum computing and information theory
  • Partial differential equations, especially related to fluid flow
  • Applications of differential equations to mathematical ecology, epidemiology, biomedical science or other biological sciences

Students have presented their work at national and regional conferences, including the Joint Meetings of the American Math Society, and the MAA Mathfest.

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