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Where Will Mathematics Take You?

Mathematics is the study of quantitative relationships expressed in numbers and symbols. It focuses on mathematical concepts and theories and involves their formulation, testing, interpretation, and practical application. Mathematics is usually referred to as either pure (more theoretical and abstract) or applied (more practical and visibly problem solving). Occupational possibilites in Mathematics includes:

  • Actuary
  • Aerodynamics Specialist
  • Biometrician
  • Computer Programmer
  • Consumer Credit/Loan Officer
  • Cryptographer
  • Database Administrator
  • Economist
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Meteorologist
  • Numerical Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher, Science/Math
  • Underwriter


The mission of the Mathematics Department is to prepare the student for graduate studies , teaching, and for application of the principles of mathematics to business and industry.

Choose From Two Degrees

The Mathematics department at Thomas More College offers two degree options, including a Bachelor of Mathematics and an Associate of Mathematics. The aim of the mathematics curriculum is to prepare the student for graduate studies, teaching, and/or for application of the principles of mathematics in business and industry. Students pursuing either a B.A. or an associate degree in mathematics should take MAT 151, 152, 201, and 231 before the end of their sophomore year.

Chart Your Course

A sampling of courses for a Mathematics degree includes:

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Basic Calculus
  • Complext Analysis
  • Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Number Theory and the Computer
  • Readings in Mathematics
  • Survey of Geometry

Courses Fulfilling Core Requirements

Any course numbered MAT 121 or higher can be used to fulfill the requirement of 3 hours of college level mathematics. If a specific course is not required by your major, either MAT 125 or 205 is recommended. (MAT 121-122 is only open to elementary and middle school education majors. MAT 143 does not satisfy the prerequisite for most higher mathematics courses.)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Joe Christensen
Department of Mathematics and Physics
Thomas More College