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Math Department

Studying Math at North Park

Students at North Park University don’t just learn mathematics, they experience mathematics. Our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and use the latest in mathematical and statistical software and programming languages. Students engage in interdisciplinary studies, and explore Chicago-based connections in a curriculum incorporating socially conscious principles, technological tools, and the latest educational principles.

Major in Mathematics

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.

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Actuarial Science Certificate

Complement your math major with a certificate in actuarial science—a branch of mathematics and statistics that focuses on risk and managing risk. The actuary career is consistently ranked as one of the most sought-after and high-paying positions in the market today.

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Technology

Individual attention and hands-on training reinforce skill building while utilizing a variety of mathematical, statistical, and typesetting software including:

  • Mathematica
  • Excel
  • SPS
  • R
  • LaTeX

Your Future in Mathematics

Careers for those with a mathematics degree consistently appear on lists of best jobs in the United States such as:

  • Actuary
  • Data Scientist
  • Applied Statistician
  • Academic Professor/Research
  • Computer Programmer
  • High School Teacher
  • AI Programmer
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Cryptographic Analyst
  • Patent or IP Lawyer

Mathematical Skills

Our mathematics majors graduate with not only technical skills but in-demand skills such as:

  • Writing and presenting arguments following rules of logic
  • Finding beauty and patterns in both real and abstract situations
  • Translating complex problems into mathematical models

Location & Facilities

Students studying mathematics learn and experience science in our state-of-the-art Johnson Center. Light-filled modern classrooms equipped with the latest in instrumentation and technology provide a learning environment perfectly suited for the rigors of a STEM curriculum.

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Meet the Faculty & Staff

Dr. 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. Dr. Ankney co-authored the textbook Just Math with Dr. Aaron Kaestner. The textbook covers general education math topics with social justice applications.

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