Mathematics

Whether you want to work in business, finance, engineering or education, a mathematics degree from La Roche University puts you a step above the competition.

Majoring in mathematics at La Roche University prepares you for work in various fields – from science and engineering, to computer science, digital technology, finance and statistics. We offer two degree options to prepare you for a professional career or graduate school.

    Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

    This degree offers 32 general elective credits, allowing you the flexibility to double major in another field.

    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

    This major requires seven computer science credits and an additional four credits in physics. A common option for students pursuing this degree is to combine mathematics with a minor in either computer science or finance.

      Competitive Curriculum

      The curriculum includes a traditional four-semester sequence in calculus and differential equations, as well as a two-semester sequence in discrete mathematics. In your advanced courses, you’ll explore probability and statistics, which prepares you for a career in actuarial work, biostatistics, finance or statistics.

      The program also offers a glimpse of the 5,000-year history of mathematics. You’ll learn about the role of math in everything from the construction of the Great Pyramids in Egypt to its contribution to Internet security.

      Technology

      You’ll gain practical experience with the latest technology and expand your knowledge of graphing calculators. In addition, you’ll learn how to use Microsoft Excel and Mathematica, the world’s most powerful global computing environment. Using Mathematica, you’ll learn a new way to interact with data, which is ideal for use in the fields of engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology and a variety of other fields.

      Dual Degrees

      Through our joint program with the University of Pittsburgh, you can earn two bachelor’s degrees: a mathematics degree from La Roche and an engineering degree from Pitt. This option allows you to complete science, math and humanities requirements at our small and supportive campus before continuing your engineering studies at a large university.

      What Can You Do With Your Degree?

      A mathematics degree prepares you for a wide range of positions and industries, including:

      • Applied mathematics
      • Education
      • Operations research
      • Computational mathematics and statistics

      The degree also prepares you for graduate programs in computer science, computational mathematics, statistics, finance and business.

      Graduates of our dual-degree program with the University of Pittsburgh find work as engineers, particularly in the industrial engineering field.

      Scholarships

      In addition to La Roche’s merit-based scholarships, we offer annual and endowed scholarships, thanks to our generous donors.

      Sister Mary Joan Coultas and Sister Mary Thomas Kadyszewski Endowed Scholarship

      Applicants must be a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in either math, business administration or accounting at La Roche.

      • Preference is given to students who have the greatest need for financial assistance and the greatest potential to succeed
      • Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and remain in good academic standing during the award term and two letters of recommendation are required.
      • Renewable award
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