Career Options Multiply When Students Major in Mathematics

From high-finance analysis to high school teaching, Stonehill’s mathematics majors consistently find rewarding ways to apply their passion for numbers.

Exponential Opportunities

Mathematics majors at Stonehill College work with award-winning faculty dedicated to teaching in the context of the liberal arts and sciences. Professors in the department see mathematics as both a specialized discipline that can prepare students for specific careers and a fundamental part of a general education, which will give them the intellectual dexterity and creative spirit to excel and, more importantly, to adapt to an ever-changing world.

Three Things to Know About the Mathematics Program

Options Multiply After Graduation

In addition to careers in education, our graduates go on to work as mathematicians in fields that include biomedical, financial, actuarial, technological, government and other areas that use the analytic and logical skills normally developed within a mathematics curriculum.

Pairs Well With Other Majors

The Mathematics Department offers courses in support of other programs and departments, including education, business administration and the sciences, and in support of the College’s general education areas of scientific inquiry and statistical reasoning.

Boundless Opportunities for Experiential Learning

Beyond the campus, mathematics students can enrich their mathematical experience with internships, study abroad or service learning.

Sample Courses

Finite Mathematics

MTH 105
Operations with matrices. Systems of linear equations. Linear programming. The simplex method. Sets and counting. Permutations and combinations. Probability. Conditional probability. Independence. Bayes' theorem. Markov chains. Absorbing Markov chains.

The Language of Mathematics (WID)

MTH 191
Covers basic concepts, reasoning patterns, and the language skills which are fundamental to higher mathematics. These skills include the ability to read and write mathematics, employ common patterns of mathematical thought, and read the write proofs.

Multivariable Calculus

Continuation of the sequence begun in Calculus I and II. This introductory multivariable calculus course covers differential, integral and vector calculus for functions of more than one variable. Topics include vectors, lines, planes, curves, and surfaces in 3 dimensional space; limits, continuity, and differentiation of multivariable functions; gradient, chain rule, linear approximation, optimization of multivariable functions; double and triple integrals in different coordinate systems; vector fields and vector calculus in 2 and 3 dimensional spaces, line integrals, flux integrals, and integration theorems generalizing the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem and the divergence theorem).

Differential Equations and Dynamics

MTH 364
An introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods for ordinary differential equations. Topics include first and second order equations, existence and uniqueness of solutions, logistic models, planar linear systems (including phase portraits), regular singular points. Other topics selected from: flows, the stable manifold theorem, and Laplace transforms.

Probability and Statistics I

MTH 395
Mathematical theory of probability, axioms and basic properties, random variables; continuous and discrete distributions, moments, generating functions, special distributions, law of large numbers, central limit theorem. Use of mathematical software in applications.

Career Development Resources for Students

The Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Mathematics-Specific Career Resources

  • Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level jobs.
  • Annual career fairs and graduate school information sessions.
  • Externships and internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles (weeklong and semesterlong programs).
  • Various industry-specific career lunches – government, nonprofits, sustainability, retail management, insurance, biotech and pharmaceuticals.
  • Math and economics alumni career panel.

Where Our Graduates Work

Stonehill’s mathematics graduates go on to work at a range of notable organizations. Continue exploring where Stonehill graduates work.

Go Where Knowledge Lives

We know there’s more to life and learning than what exists within the walls of our campus. That’s why we encourage our students to seize every opportunity to go out and find knowledge at its source. More than 30% of Stonehill students study abroad, nearly three times the national average. Students from all majors can choose from study abroad programs in more than 45 countries.

The College’s study abroad program allows students to discover the world in the pursuit of knowledge, humanity and service.

Learn more about international opportunities at Stonehill.

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Contact Information

Heiko Todt

Heiko Todt

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Department Chair, Data Science Program Co-Director