Program Options

No matter which academic path you choose, the mathematics faculty will encourage you to think creatively about your long-term options. 

Major or Minor in Mathematics

Learn about a wide variety of fundamental mathematical concepts and the nature of mathematical proof.

Major in Mathematics Education

For preparation to teach math to students in grades 5-12. Students seeking licensure to teach math must major in mathematics and education.

Major in Mathematical Finance

An interdisciplinary program with the Offutt School of Business

Major in Computer Science – Data Analytics Concentration

An interdisciplinary program combining mathematics, computer science, and data

Major in Data Science

Beginning in Fall 2024, students can earn a major in data science. This is an interdisciplinary program with the Offutt School of Business. Adding a minor or second major is attainable with this program; however, students may not complete this major with the data analytics concentration of the computer science major due to significant overlap in coursework.

Minor in Data Analytics

The data analytics minor complements most majors. Students may not complete this minor with the data analytics concentration of the computer science major or the new data science major.

Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Data Analytics

New in 2024, students can earn an undergraduate certificate in applied data analytics. This certificate will equip students with the practical knowledge and skills essential for thriving in data-centric fields.

Careers and Continuing Studies

Recent Concordia graduates are working around the world as actuaries, engineers, data analysts, teachers, and in computer and healthcare technologies.

Many of our alumni continue their education at graduate programs in math, physics, chemistry, economics, statistics, and other specialties at institutions like Notre Dame, Iowa State, Kansas State, and the U of M. Several students have earned doctoral degrees in the fields of mathematics and computer science. 

Unique Opportunities

Semester in Budapest

Spend one semester in Hungary taking 3-4 math courses (in English).

Teacher-Leader Honors Program

In March 2020, Concordia College was awarded a $1.2 million Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship grant to implement the Mathematics Teacher-Leaders Honors Program. 16 students will receive scholarships during their junior and senior years at Concordia.

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Study Away

Tracing the History of Mathematics is offered in May and led by Dr. Douglas Anderson. The itinerary includes time in Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, and the U.K.

Program Benefits


Computer lab, study rooms, extra textbooks/resources, open classrooms


Flexible faculty office hours, generally open doors — and candy


The math department hires a few student tutors each semester to hold office hours to assist students with homework. Additionally, there are peer-tutoring opportunities at the Center for Student Success.

Work Study Options

We offer student employment opportunities (tutors, graders) within the department.

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Dr. Douglas R. Anderson

Chair/Professor Mathematics