Mathematics Overview

MATHEMATICS is more than just numbers. Our students learn to be great problem solvers, communicators, and leaders. Strong problem solving abilities and outstanding analytical skills are highly sought qualities by employers in a variety of industries. Math majors are also strong candidates for advanced studies in computer science, economics, biology, genetics, medicine, education, law, and finance.

The mission of the Mathematics Department at the University of Dubuque is to promote enjoyment of mathematics and to foster appreciation of the intrinsic beauty of mathematics. The program encourages inquiry as well as students’ ethical application of mathematics in representations and decisions.

Intellectual enrichment and enhanced marketability will benefit all students exposed to the structural and logical patterns which a background in mathematics provides.

Areas of Study

  • Mathematics Major
  • Mathematics Minor
  • Mathematics Teaching Endorsement

The UD Advantage:

  • Receive personal attention from faculty with introductory classes with fewer than 25 students and even smaller upper-level classes.
  • Work in a paid position as a tutor in the Academic Success Center.
  • Complete and present a Senior Project under the supervision of a faculty members.

What about a double major?

Using mathematics as a supplement to your primary major can open up many additional opportunities!


      • Accountants
      • Actuaries
      • Bankers
      • Professors
      • Programmers
      • Engineers
      • Financial advisers
      • Loan officers
      • Statistician


      • Mathematics
      • Economics
      • Education
      • Engineering
      • Statistics

The Program

At UD, personalized attention and faculty assistance are readily available. Each student receives individual advising from members of the department. The faculty believes that the best teaching can be done only when there is close faculty-student interaction for discussion, thinking, and exploration. Students will learn to use appropriate technology in all aspects of problem solving. Faculty cultivate interests in applied areas such as probability and statistics, computer information systems, and financial mathematics. UD courses also foster creativity, critical thinking, and the use of the imagination, particularly in the understanding and development of justification and proof.