Mathematics faculty like getting results as much as the next department, but they also enjoy helping students through the process. As active researchers, faculty members invite students to assist them and even encourage students to create projects of their own. Many Concordia math majors are selected to participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates at universities across the country each year.
Study Mathematics Abroad
Where did math begin? We could tell you, but showing you is much more exciting. “Mathematics in Another Light” seminar to Europe and Africa is one of the longest continuous offerings of the college’s study abroad program. Destinations include Paris, Cairo, Athens, Rome and London.Learn More
Formula for a Good Fit
For Tom Dukatz '16, Eagan, Minn., finding the right college required the perfect mix of academic and musical excellence.
Imagine beginning your senior year of college with a full-time job waiting for you on the other side of graduation.
Our Faculty, Students and Alumni
Joseph Hendrickson '17
Physics Major; Mathematics Minor
In the majority of my classes, the professors bring energy. I can sense that my professors have a passion for teaching and it allows me to become more engaged in my studies. Their energy is contagious! Professors and coaches alike are accepting and encouraging of my involvement in different activities. I am able to be active in music, athletics, and a keep a physics major. They all understand the importance of being well rounded.
Kurt Haag '15
Mathematics and Education Major
“Coming to Concordia was a positive experience for me. It’s like being in a family. We become a community of creators."
Erin Twohy '14
Pursuing a Ph.D. in Biostatistics at Ohio State University
Mathematics Major; Biology Minor
For as long as I can remember, I've always been a curious person. I love asking questions and finding out as much as I can about the world. As a liberal arts institution, Concordia has helped to foster my love of learning. I have discovered when asking questions to not limit myself to the subject at hand but to search for broader connections.
Levi DeVries '09
Pursuing Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
Physics and Mathematics Major
Concordia fosters an environment that develops a good work ethic and stresses attention to detail. Though challenging, the classwork in physics and mathematics gave me a solid foundation for my research in aerospace engineering. Concordia faculty are encouraging and inspiring, and they go above and beyond to ensure students’ success.
Tom Dukatz '16
“I wanted to be part of a top collegiate ensemble, but I didn’t want to major in music. Concordia emphasizes that non-majors can participate in music programs. That really appealed to me. That clinched it.”
Jacob Amos '14
Pursuing Master of Computational Finance at the University of Washington
Business–Economics and Mathematics Major
I took classes that taught me to think more critically than I ever had, worked harder than I ever thought I could, and had two awesome research experiences with my advisor and mentor Dr. John Reber analyzing statistical patterns in financial markets. Any success I ever attain in finance I will forever attribute to the unbelievably hard-working faculty in that department and everything they taught me. They will always stand out as some of the greatest teachers I have ever had.
Grant Weller '08
Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Math and Economics Major
As a statistician, I often have the privilege of working with researchers in a variety of subject areas, including business, atmospheric science, sociology and astrophysics. Each of these fields has its own set of methodologies and terminology. Being able to understand the core concepts of collaborators' fields, as well as to effectively communicate those of my own in simple language, is a crucial skill for my career success. I believe that the liberal arts education of Concordia helped develop this skill by exposing me to subjects which I might not otherwise have learned about.