Programs of Study

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.

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.

Minor in Data Analytics

Learn skills in the growing field of data analysis.

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.


Concordia was the first ever "three-peat" winner of the Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC). Students have 24 hours to analyze real data supplied by companies and then present a plan to the organization's executives. Competitor schools include U of M-Twin Cities, U of M-Duluth, Carleton College, Macalester, Luther College, UW-Madison, U of Iowa, and Iowa State.

The faculty at Concordia fostered my inquisitiveness and the liberal arts environment exposed me to a diverse set of perspectives."
– Grant Weller '08

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