Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with a math major?

There are the obvious career paths such as an actuary, math teacher, or business statistician, and then there are a host of less obvious fields like sales and marketing, medical research, and law. Here is a short article (and another one) that describes why employers love math majors.

What sorts of companies will hire someone with a major in mathematics?

Our graduates get all sorts of jobs. All sorts of financial and insurance companies are interested in our majors. Some of these students work as actuaries, but many do not. Our students graduate with a liberal arts degree, and thus can work most anywhere that any CSB/SJU graduate would work, and our majors are exceptionally prepare for work involving data, computers, and critical thinking.

Companies and positions where our recent graduates have gotten jobs:
  • Ameriprise Financial, staff auditor
  • Asana, software engineer
  • AT&T, technology development program
  • Auto-Owners Insurance, associate underwriter
  • Best Buy, demand forecasting analyst
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, actuarial assistant
  • CH Robinson, logistics representative
  • Epic Systems, technical services and quality assuarnace
  • Fast Enterprises, implementation consultant
  • Guy Carpenter, actuary
  • MaxBotix, engineer/technician
  • Nicollet Partners, associate appraiser
  • Pace Analytical Services, lab tech
  • Securian, application developer, actuarial analyst, programmer analyst
  • Fulcrum Consulting, technical support specialist
  • Lifetime Fitness, software developer
  • McLagen, analyst
  • Open Access Technology International, customer assistant analyst
  • Polaris Industries, information systems and development program
  • Redfrog, inside sales representative
  • Thrivent Financial, software engineer
  • Trystar, corporate sales consultant
  • UHG-Optum, technology development associate
  • Vernier, business analyst and consultant
  • Weis Builders, analyst

Many of our graduates volunteer (e.g. Peace Corps or St. John’s Benedictine Volunteer Corp) or teach at a K-12 school, and others go on to graduate school.

Graduate schools our recent graduates attended:
  • Chemistry: Minnesota
  • Computer Science: Carnegie Mellon, Minnesota, Texas A&M, Tufts, Washington
  • Education: Minnesota
  • Engineering: Minnesota, MIT, Notre Dame
  • Kinesiology: Purdue
  • Mathematics: Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, University of Southern California
  • Religion: Claremont
  • Sports Law and Management: Arizona State
  • Statistics and Data Science: Columbia, Loyola, Virginia, Washington
What do you mean by mathematics proficiency requirement?

Proficiency in mathematics and placement in mathematics courses will depend on your performance in your high school mathematics courses and MATH ACT entrance test scores. Read more about the mathematics major and minor requirements.

Contact the Mathematics Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Anne Sinko
Chair, Mathematics Department
CSB Main 207

[email protected]