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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics

Mathematics is both elegant and versatile. Those who study it are keen problem solvers. This combined with your analytic, critical thinking can open doors in every sector of the economy – from research to careers in business, economics, banking, education, and more.

Mathematics at John Carroll University

Our Mathematics program will give you a broad background in all major areas of mathematics. At the same time, you’ll have the flexibility to add the minor or concentration that meets your career objectives. Many math majors earn one or two minors in areas such as Computer Science, Data Science, Actuarial Science, or Statistics.

Here, you’ll develop the ability to think analytically while solving hard problems;  you’ll deepen your skills and broaden future possibilities. Our students:

  • Develop in-depth, integrated knowledge in algebra, geometry, and analysis
  • Communicate mathematical ideas and present mathematical arguments both in writing and orally using proper use of mathematical notation and terminology
  • Distinguish coherent mathematical arguments from fallacious ones, and construct complete formal arguments of previously seen or closely related results
  • Be able to give complete solutions to previously seen or closely related problems. AND be able to use definitions, theorems, and techniques learned to solve problems you have not seen before
  • Synthesize material from multiple perspectives and make connections with other areas
  • Use technology appropriate to each topic

Everything about JCU’s approach to education enriches your experience. Through small classroom groups, one-on-one research settings, and a semester-long capstone class, you’ll develop mentors and friends, rise above challenges, and thrive in a highly supportive environment.

Mathematics Majors

Mathematics graduates have an infinite number of opportunities. You could become an actuary, statistician, analyst, systems analyst, or teacher, enter law, medicine, or business school, or enroll in a graduate program for mathematics, statistics, operations research, or supply chain management.

Mathematics and Science Degrees

A Data Science degree puts you at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, computer science, and real -world application domains. JCU’s program gives you the education and experiences to transform large and complex data into information and intelligent decisions.

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As a teaching mathematics major, you’ll develop advanced knowledge in mathematics concepts and applications and gain professional experience in adolescent and young adult (AYA) classrooms.

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BS in Mathematics Program Highlights

Real-life Challenges and Experiences

Through challenging internships in Northeast Ohio and beyond, our students gain incredible experience, knowledge, and confidence. Recent internship placements include the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Parker Hannifin Corporation, and scores of opportunities in education, finance, technology, and other industries. The Career Center helps find jobs and internships for students, and JCU alumni often help connect our students with exceptional internships.

Featured Faculty

“Technological innovation has no expiration date.  Mathematics, Computer Science and Data Science students develop the skills and thought processes to quickly adapt to new technology, envision new ways to use existing technology, and develop the technology of tomorrow.  Our core curriculum and Jesuit foundation matters to our students, especially when navigating the ethical issues that surround the use of technology.”
— Barbara D’Ambrosia, Professor/Chair, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Data Science


Notable Alum

Colin Corcoran

Colin Corcoran, '20

BS, Mathematics

Analyst, Pricing & Portfolio Management at KeyBank

“My time at JCU was incredibly meaningful. As a mathematics major, I found true mentors, intellectual challenges, and internships that set a course for a strong future. As a student-athlete, I forged lifelong relationships.  As part of the JCU family, I feel I’m part of something bigger than myself, and that experience informs my conduct and ethics every day."


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Mathematics Alumni Across the Region

John Carroll University alumni live, work, teach and support communities throughout the region from Northeast Ohio to Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Columbus, Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.