A left-handed person solving math problems.
  • Program Type
    Major, Minor
  • Degrees Offered
    B.A., B.S.
  • School
    School of Arts & Sciences

Learn in a challenging, collaborative, and supportive environment. Develop problem solving and quantitative reasoning skills, then apply them to the issues you’re passionate about.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll gain a broad background in both pure and applied mathematics that will prepare you for a wide range of careers or graduate study. Our graduates are analytical and understand how to solve problems with quantitative methods and technology.

Be mentored by faculty who are passionate about your success.

You’ll receive individualized attention from your professors in small class settings.

Solve problems as part of a team.

The program’s strong support network — our “math family” — includes a mathematics club and online chat groups for upper-level courses to facilitate collaboration and group learning. Our students work closely with those pursuing a major in mathematics education

– gaining a valuable interdisciplinary perspective on their degree area.

Develop leadership professional skills.

Courses in the program and across the university prepare you to function as a servant leader in your community and in your chosen field.

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics and Mathematics Education Dr. Bob Willenbring and students share what it’s like to study mathematics at Mary.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians to grow 33% through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Our mathematics graduates work in a wide range of areas in both the government and private sector, including accounting, finance, engineering, and technology-related fields.

Career Paths

  • Mathematician
  • Computer programmer
  • Accountant
  • Educator
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Financial analyst
  • Market researcher

The University of Mary math department continues to challenge me. It provides me with great leadership through the math faculty. I’m able to build a wonderful community with my fellow math students.

Katherine Achbach, ’23

Featured Faculty

Anne Kerian, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics requires many habits of mind, including patience, perseverance, and openness to new ways of understanding. For those who persevere, the rewards include not only marketable skills but an encounter with the beauty of pure rational truth. As a teacher at the University of Mary I am privileged to work with students at all levels, from freshmen to seniors, as they develop their skills and encounter mathematics more fully.

Renaud Gauthier, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematics

I joined Mary in 2016, and I teach classes ranging from college algebra to algebraic structures, going through statistics. Initially trained in physics, I progressively moved to mathematics, each step corresponding to a descent into abstraction: BS in Applied Physics (Columbia University), MA in Theoretical Physics (SUNY at Stony Brook), MA in Mathematics (SUNY at Stony Brook), PhD in Mathematics (KSU). My interest is in developing theories that model reality, including the supernatural world.

When not working, I can be found practicing Shaolin Kung Fu or Qi Gong (an advanced form thereof), spending hours in the kitchen, or poring over the writings of mystics, essential for shaping up my research program.

Travis Wolf, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Fellow in Catholic Studies

I grew up in Bismarck, where I attended local Catholic schools, and I got B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from the University of North Dakota (2007) and University of Iowa (2013), respectively. I am the founder and coordinator of the UMary Math Competition (a local high school math competition hosted by the University of Mary each fall), the founding and current faculty advisor to the UMary Math Club, the in-house coordinator for the North Dakota Science Bowl (hosted by the University every spring), and the Board Chairman for the North Dakota Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists.

Take Your Next Step in Mathematics