We believe in the importance of both theory and application. We seek to provide a balanced exposure to both, thereby preparing students for bachelor's level jobs or graduate study.
Whether motivated by practical problems such as cryptography or environmental modeling, or abstract problems such as Fermat's Last Theorem or the Riemann Hypothesis, mathematicians seek out patterns and relationships between quantities and structures in order to describe and understand them. The Mathematics department provides students with a practical background to understand these theories. A four-semester research sequence designed by student and mentor ensures that classroom learning translates into hands-on investigation and problem solving.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics students have the unique option of pursuing a dual bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Civil Engineering through a 5-year program offered by St. Edward's in Austin and Carroll College in Helena, Montana.
Students entering St. Edward's university are required to take the online ALEKS mathematics placement assessment to determine their first mathematics course. More information regarding the placement assessment can be found on this page: https://www.stedwards.edu/natural-sciences/mathematics/online-math-placement.
A signature component of the mathematics degree at St. Edward's is the four-semester research program. In the program, students complete a research sequence that builds on the strengths and interests of each individual. Program participants often present their research findings at regional conferences and have gone on to submit their work to national conferences in addition to various publications.
Beyond the four-semester sequence, students are encouraged to participate in outside research and study opportunities. These programs bring together faculty and students from different institutions. Many programs pay for all expenses and provide stipends.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics students also have the option to earn a bachelor's and/or master's degree in Mathematics and Engineering through a dual degree program offered by St. Edward’s in Austin and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Students can choose to pursue a degree in Medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Systems Science and Engineering.
The Mathematics department at St. Edward's encourages students to attend relevant conferences and seminars to network within their field and learn more about their area of study. We recommend students explore the list of programs below in addition to other programs of interest.
Internships allow students to acquire first-hand experience in relevant fields and provide many networking opportunities. We recommend that students participate in an internship program in addition to a four-year research sequence.
Math Club is the St. Edward’s University student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). All students, regardless of major are welcome to join through Collegiate Link.
The club’s general objective is to promote the interests of the mathematical sciences through community service and research.
Interested students may contact the club's faculty sponsor and advisor | jasonc [at] stedwards.edu (Dr._Jason_Callahan) |.