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Mathematics Major

Math + Saint Mary’s = Good Choice.

Start your journey here into the world of mathematics at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota on our campus in Winona. Our math major is designed to not only unravel the intricacies of numbers but also equip you with real-world skills. With a strong foundation in mathematics, you’ll be prepared to tackle complex challenges across various fields and industries.

As a math major at Saint Mary’s, you’ll dive into a comprehensive curriculum that spans from fundamental concepts to advanced theories. Our dedicated faculty members are committed to guiding you through this exploration, offering personalized attention and mentorship to ensure your success.

Beyond the classroom, our program emphasizes practical applications. You’ll gain hands-on experience with modern tools and technologies, such as computer simulations and mathematical software, that are essential in today’s data-driven world. This equips you with the skills needed to analyze and solve real-world problems with precision and creativity.

A degree in mathematics from Saint Mary’s opens doors to a multitude of career opportunities. Whether you aspire to contribute to scientific research, financial analysis, technology, or education, your expertise will be in high demand. The problem-solving abilities and analytical thinking fostered in our program are sought after in virtually every industry.

Rooted in our Lasallian Catholic heritage, our Mathematics major encourages you to approach challenges with an open mind, curiosity, and a commitment to ethical considerations. Your journey in mathematics will not only shape your future but also contribute to making the world a better place through calculated and informed decisions.

At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, we believe that Mathematics is more than just numbers; it’s a pathway to understanding the intricacies of the world around us. Apply now to immerse yourself in a transformative educational experience that will empower you with the skills and knowledge to excel in your mathematical journey and beyond.


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Program Highlights

  • Clubs, societies, and organizations: Sigma Pi Sigma, Mathematics and Computer Science Club, Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Minor in computer science or business statistics

What You'll Learn

  • Mathematical communication skills; reading, writing, and speaking
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • Develop mathematical models in applied situations
  • Manipulate and analyze mathematical models of real-world situations
  • Effectively work with diverse colleagues in team situations
  • Ethical leadership and collaborative skills
  • Explore topics, including calculus, linear equations, basis and dimensions, logic, statistics, chi-square tests, ANOVA, quotient groups, probability

Teach STEM in a high-need district

Share your passion for math — with your own classroom

Teaching in a STEM field allows you to stay connected with the discipline you love while inspiring children to see it as a possible option for their lives and careers. 

The ISTEP-Noyce program is designed to help increase the number of secondary STEM teachers from diverse backgrounds committed to teaching in high-need schools – to ensure all learners are served.

With Saint Mary’s ISTEP-Noyce grants, you can receive two years of scholarship support.


Your journey towards a brighter future starts here. Whether you are a recent high school graduate seeking to immerse yourself in a transformative academic experience or a transfer student eager to find the perfect fit, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to empowering you with knowledge, fostering personal growth, and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

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Careers that look to the future.

A math degree will help prepare you for careers in a variety of fields — business, physics, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, or social sciences.



College or university math professor


Data scientist


Investment banking analyst


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Published on: 2023-03-21
Published on: 2023-02-17

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