Mathematics is essential to most facets of our modern lives. It gives us the tools and methods to study everything from the distribution of galaxies to the cycles of the stock market to the structure of musical compositions. It offers endless possibilities to create new technology and drive progress in space exploration, discovering cures for disease, and preserving the environment for future generations.
Ignite your analytical skills in the mathematics program at St. Thomas Aquinas College and open the door to unlimited career opportunities. The ability to tackle complex problems with precision and logic is a highly marketable skill in business, education, politics, science, technology, and nearly every industry. Learn from a faculty of experts who will guide you in tailoring the program to match your personal interests and set you up for success in any career you choose.
At a glance
- Undergraduate major & minor
- Concentrations in Applied Mathematics and Actuarial Science
- 4 years
- Main campus
- Computer Science
- International Business
Only at St. Thomas Aquinas College
Ignite Your Career With Experiential Learning
Take advantage of many opportunities to build your résumé and explore diverse career possibilities. Our mathematics majors intern with many organizations on and off campus, including the Girls Exploring Mathematics Outreach Program, Pearl River Public Library Math Club, and summer STEAM camps. Gain hands-on experience at a summer internship opportunity such as those at a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), the National Security Agency, industry contacts such as Verizon and Goldman-Sachs, or many more. Our students also have many opportunities to work on research projects with faculty members and to present at local and national conferences, such as MAA Section Meetings, MAA MathFest, and the AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings.
Career Preparation & Mentoring
Small classes make a big difference to students at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Our faculty of esteemed scholars are also active researchers on the leading edge of the field. They will challenge you to achieve your full potential through your college years and beyond.
Apply mathematical methods to real-world business decision making. Solve a real-world problem related to your career interests in an intensive semester-long project.
Learn the language of matrices. These powerful tools are behind the Google search engine, computer graphics, and economic forecasting.
Earn college credit for conducting research with a faculty member on many fascinating topics. Recent researchers have investigated the symmetries of a tesseract, the mathematics behind swarms, a statistical analysis of serial killers in America, and the creation of an interactive website on local COVID numbers.
What Success Looks Like
A degree in mathematics will prepare you for graduate programs and careers in these roles and fields, and many more:
- Data Scientist
- Operations Research
Our mathematics students intern and find full-time employment at diverse organizations, including:
- Zurich Insurance
- Willis Towers Watson
- Urban Science
- Goldman Sachs
- Federal Reserve
- Arora Engineers
- National Security Agency