Mathematics, B.S.

The Possibilities are Infinite

Mathematics is a rich, engaging field with powerful applications to other subjects and modern open questions. Mathematics is not just a body of knowledge but a process of analysis, reasoning, comparison, deduction, generalization, and problem-solving. Mathematicians are trained in the ability to solve complex problems and to explain the solutions to others. Solving these problems requires creativity that involves analyzing both concrete and abstract situations, relating them to mathematical ideas and models, and applying mathematical techniques to discover solutions and build relevant models.

The mathematics curriculum at Lewis University will develop students’ understanding of theoretical and applied mathematics, which will train them to become competent and creative problem-solvers, theorists, and critical analysts. Over 85% of our mathematics major courses are taught by faculty with terminal degrees.

To support the broad academic and professional goals of our majors, we offer a wide variety of courses in both pure and applied mathematics including mathematical modeling, advanced statistics, numerical analysis, probability theory, complex analysis, and more. To view a complete list of our courses please visit Math Course Offerings



Why Lewis for your Math Degree?

  • Fantastic Faculty: Our faculty are devoted to providing a hands-on, student-centered approach to teaching.

  • Research and Internship Opportunities: Our faculty are very active in working with students on mathematics research. In the past six years, over 45 Lewis mathematics undergraduates have participated in math research and presented at conferences all over the United States.

  • Access to cutting-edge mathematics software, including: R, Python, Maple, MATLAB, Desmos, and Geogebra

  • Excellent Job Preparation:Compared to other smaller universities, we offer many more courses which students can take to tailor their math major to their career interest.

  • Small Classes: The average class size for our math classes is 16 for lower-level courses and 10 for upper-level courses, which allows our faculty to give personal attention and support to our majors. Your professors and classmates know you at Lewis

Life after Lewis

A mathematics degree from Lewis University prepares students for a wide variety of careers in business, industry, government, or academics. Mathematical methods are increasingly employed in fields as diverse as finance, economics, biomedical research, management science, data analytics, computer science, and most technical and scientific disciplines. Employers like to hire math students because of their problem-solving skills, ability to abstract, attention to detail, and their ability to think about a problem in different ways. Our recent alumni have been employed by some of the following businesses:

  • Boeing, Zorro, BDO Digital, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, Applied Systems, TD SYNNEX
  • Teach at: Lockport Township High School, Serena High School, Harold L. Richards High School, Aurora Central Catholic High School

Mathematics, B.S.

Take a job right after Lewis in research and development or prepare for graduate level studies.

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Mathematics, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts program is designed for students with math-related professional goals that do not necessarily require additional graduate study.

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B.S. or B.A. in Mathematics to M.A. in Secondary Education 4+1 option

Earn your bachelor's in mathematics and master's in secondary education in less time than it would take to complete both degrees separately.

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Mathematics Minor

By choosing a mathematics minor, students can strengthen their analytical and problem-solving skills while developing their understanding of complex mathematical concepts. Adding a mathematics minor allows students to customize their degree to fit their career goals and interests through a variety of foundational math courses and electives. The rich variety of mathematics courses offered at Lewis University provides students with the opportunity to experience topics in mathematics that are most useful in the physical sciences, engineering, business, and computer science. As such, a mathematics minor pairs well with majors in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, and Physics.

Mathematical Modeling Minor

A minor in Mathematical Modeling will provide students with the tools for and experience of developing, analyzing, and simulating mathematical models as a transferable process that will prepare them to research and solve unknown problems in the future. Students in this program will use mathematical tools to solve problems from a variety of disciplines, as modeling is an interdisciplinary activity in which two or more disciplines converge together to solve a problem.