The Department of Mathematics at Dominican offers two majors:

Mathematics is essential in almost every area of modern life. This highly logical, structured discipline is crucial in understanding:

  • Computers—designing, building and using them
  • Business, including insurance and the stock markets
  • Economics, including the banking system
  • Natural sciences like biology and chemistry
  • Social sciences like psychology and sociology

A major in mathematics opens the door to a wide variety of highly rewarding careers in actuarial science, bioinformatics, computer and information science, education, engineering, finance, economics, statistics and many other fields. A 2016 report by Career Cast’s Job Rated report ranked mathematician, statistician and actuary in the top 10 on the Best Jobs list (based on work environment, income, stress and job outlook).

Students may also minor in mathematics or pursue a five-year engineering program through a partnership between Dominican and Illinois Institute of Technology. Mathematics also provides excellent preparation for careers in elementary or secondary education.

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