Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with a math major?
There are the obvious career paths such as 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 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. Below is a list of 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. Below is a list of 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.