Mathematics major
Why Study Math?

The study of math goes beyond numbers and equations. You will learn to problem solve; communicate complex ideas; and create, understand, and critique arguments—all critical skills that will prepare you to work in any job that requires analytical thought. Many fields are open to math majors, including actuarial science, computer, engineering, financial analysis, investment, law, science, statistics, and teaching.

Why Choose North Park University

Why North Park?

Our dedicated faculty will encourage you to use your mathematical training to impact change and find your life’s work and purpose through a rigorous program that integrates faith, our urban location, and multiculturalism. Prepare to gain important life skills, like the ability to communicate, collaborate, and analyze and solve problems—mathematical or otherwise—that will help you succeed in a graduate program or the workplace.

Careers in Math
  • Computer Programmer
  • Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Consultant
  • Math Researcher
  • Accountant
  • Banker
  • Actuary
  • Statistician
Alumni Graduate Schools and Careers

Students have gone on to careers in computer programming, engineering, education, and consulting, and pursued graduate work in pure math, applied math, statistics, and education. Some of our recent grads include a math instructor at the University of Iowa, a financial services professional for a large industrial company, and a quality assurance analyst for an online instructional website that specializes in math and science courses.

Interesting Class

Our Just Math course combines mathematical principles with service learning and urban engagement by using math to reveal systemic injustice in Chicago. The class has conducted demographic research on income, employment, and race in Cook County for a regional social justice organization, which will use the data in legislative advocacy efforts.

Just Math
Meet the Faculty

Named a 2012 North Park service-learning fellow, Rachelle Ankney combines mathematical sciences with a passionate fight for justice, teaching her students about the systemic causes of inequality in our society and how they can use math to work for change.

Learn more about Rachelle Ankney and the mathematics faculty.

Rachelle Ankney, Mathematics professor
Beyond the Classroom
  • Math Club
  • North Park Justice League
  • Math Tutors
  • Internships
  • Study Abroad
Actuarial Science

Actuarial science is a branch of mathematics and statistics that focuses on risk and managing risk, and the actuary career is consistently ranked as one of the most sought-after and high-paying positions in the market today.

Learn more about the 24-credit certificate in actuarial science.