Increase Your Love of Numbers

Develop your love for math. Learn the skills to harness theories, understand technology application, and present research with confidence.

What jobs can you do with a
mathematics degree?

Grow your expertise in finance or analysis. With your degree in mathematics, you could become a: 





What’s the Difference at DWU?

  • Combine a math major with business to give you a unique base of knowledge, valued by both companies and organizations. 
  • Consider an actuarial science concentration if statistics and analysis appeal to you. 
  • Our low student-to-faculty ratio allows you to spend more time with your professors. 
  • Peer tutoring is always available. 

Mathematics Courses

Check out the courses you'll complete on your way to receiving your mathematics degree.

MTH 200 Statistical Methods I

3 Hours
This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, including graphs, sampling distributions, measures of central tendency, probability theory, hypothesis testing through nonparametric tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypothesis testing and the use of statistical software for graphing are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor.

MTH 210 Calculus I

5 Hours
This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Students will learn to calculate the rates of change of functions including trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions and how to solve initial value and optimization problems. Students will learn the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and integration techniques. Prerequisite: MTH 135 or math placement.

MTH 225 Advanced Calculus for Scientists

3 Hours
A second course in calculus including concepts such as: L’Hopital’s Rule, applications of integration (volumes, center of mass, calculating work), improper integrals, Taylor Polynomials, solving first order ordinary differential equations, matrices and partial derivatives. Prerequisite: MTH 210.

MTH 250 Discrete Mathematics

3 Hours
This course introduces discrete methods of mathematical problem solving. Topics include set theory, sequences and mathematical induction, combinatorics, probability and graph theory. Prerequisite: MTH 210.

MTH 260 Introduction to Computer Programming

3 Hours
This course provides an introduction to a high-level computer language. Emphasis will be on learning the styles, techniques and methodologies necessary to design and develop readable and efficient programs. The course will also include statistical, business and biological programming applications. Prerequisites: MTH 125 or consent of instructor.

MTH 299 Selected Topics - Basic

1 Hours
This course covers topics in basic mathematics not normally included in freshman and sophomore level courses. Prerequisite:Consent of Instructor

MTH 305 Multivariable Calculus

3 Hours
This first course in multivariate calculus includes vector functions and their derivatives, plane curves, parameterizations, surfaces, partial derivatives multiple integrals and multivariable optimization problems. Green’s Theorem, Divergence Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem will also be covered. Prerequisite: MTH 225.

MTH 315 Linear Algebra/Differential Eqns

4 Hours
This course will cover a more thorough introduction of linear algebra and ordinary differential equations. In the field of linear algebra, the course will cover matrix theory, matrix inverses, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and linear transformations. In the field of differential equations, the course will cover second order linear equations with constant coefficients, method of undetermined coefficients, reduction of order, simple harmonic motion, Laplace transformations and systems of differential equations. Prerequisites: MTH 225

MTH 325 Introduction to Probability Theory

3 Hours
This course is an introduction to probability, including basic combinatorics and set theory, independence, conditional probability, random variables, specific discrete and continuous probability distributions, jointly distributed random variables, expectation, moments and moment generating functions, and various limit theorems. Prerequisite: MTH 210 or consent of instructor.

MTH 330 Modern Algebra

3 Hours
This course is an introduction to algebraic systems, including groups, rings and integral domains. Prerequisite: MTH 250 or MTH 315 or consent of instructor.

MTH 340 Modern Geometry

4 Hours
This axiomatic study of various geometries includes Euclidean geometry and hyperbolic geometry. Students will also study historical and philosophical implications of the development of non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MTH 210 or consent of instructor.

MTH 350 Advanced Statistical Methods

3 Hours
This course covers multiple regression techniques, one and two-way analysis of variance, experimental and factorial design, logistic regression including multiple logistic regression, and time series analysis. It includes introductory experiences in computer programming. Prerequisite: MTH 200 or CHM 323 and BIO 315.

MTH 380 Research Project

3 Hours
In consultation with the instructor, students may determine a topic for research. Evaluation consists of a paper and a presentation before an audience of the student’s peers. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MTH 399 Special Topics - Advanced

3 Hours

MTH 450 Internship

1 Hours

MTH 499 Selected Topics - Advanced

1 Hours
This course covers topics in advanced mathematics not normally covered in junior and senior level courses. Prerequisite:Consent of instructor.

PHS 260 University Physics I

4 Hours
This is an introductory calculus-based course in the fundamentals of physics as applied to mechanics. Topics included are kinematics, vectors, Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, rotational dynamics, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and waves. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH 135 or consent of instructor. Corequisite PHS 260L.

Get to Know Your Professors

Number lovers unite! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Ashley Digmann, Ed.D.

Education Department Chair

Joan Lubben, Ph.D

Professor of Mathematics

Michael Catalano, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Mike Farney, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, mathematics

Tracy Dice, DBA

Associate Professor of Business and Economics

You can count on a great career in a
mathematics field.

Become a more marketable asset to your field by pairing your mathematics work with a concentration in Actuarial Science 

Concentration in Actuarial Science

Actuaries are mathematics professionals who are in demand. 

Predict the future – with math. Where there is risk, there is a place for an actuary. 

  • Use your experience in math and statistics to examine risks of particular situations and make decisions on insurance coverage, business expansion or government policy. 
  • You will use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills every day in the competitive world of actuarial science. We can guarantee you will be able to practice these skills in every class you take with us. 
  • You will learn to use these skills in leadership positions, whether among classmates or in your career. 
Take classes like: 
  • Statistical Methods 
  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 
  • Introduction to Probability Theory 

Demonstrate the skills you learn at DWU in a variety of industries like major insurance carriers, consulting firms or investment houses and banking. 

Unique Experiences

It’s not just seat time. Take your math experiences out of the classroom and into the real world. 

  • Become a tutor. As you learn, reach students on and off campus. Opportunities for tutoring all ages abound with DWU's connections to the local school district. 
  • Attend conferences. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition has welcomed DWU students in the past. This event lets students present their work and learn from other professionals and students in the region. 
  • Join Math Club. Share your passion for statistics and problem solving with your classmates. Help create an award-winning float for homecoming or bake and sell pies for Pi Day to spread the love of our favorite number. 

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