Department of Math and Physics Overview

What to expect as a math major

As a math or physics major at Rockhurst University, you can expect to:

Mathematics

The mathematics program at Rockhurst University provides a set of courses ranging from theoretical to applied, helping you meet professional and graduate school needs of mathematics majors. The mathematics program is also committed to providing relevant and practical mathematics courses to satisfy the University's proficiency requirement and to support coursework in other disciplines.

There are many career paths open to students graduating with a degree in mathematics, including areas such as teaching and theoretical research in mathematics; scientific work; theoretical computer science work; business problem-solving through operations research; and management of risks through actuarial work.

Career opportunities in Mathematics

There are many career paths open to students graduating with a degree in mathematics, including areas such as computational biology, software development, data science, business problem-solving through operations research, teaching and theoretical research in applied and pure mathematics, and management of risk through both actuarial work and other risk management careers, and many more!
The mathematics program at Rockhurst University provides a set of courses ranging from theoretical to applied, helping you meet professional and graduate school needs of mathematics majors. The mathematics program is also committed to providing relevant and practical mathematics courses to satisfy the University's proficiency requirement and to support coursework in other disciplines.

"The professors and students in the math department resemble a small family where you are free to express new ideas in a comforting environment."

Nichole Muehlbach, '10
Mathematics major