Hastings College Math alumni find doors opening in all sorts of place because they are versatile problem solvers. You’ll find Math graduates teaching at the high school and university levels, implementing technology into their farming and ranching operations, conducting statistical analysis for corporations and serving as accountants and actuaries.

Tackle the problems of tomorrow, today

Through challenging coursework and in-class projects, you’ll test your skills and enhance your abilities to apply mathematics to real world and abstract problems. You’ll also have outside opportunities for internships with local businesses and organizations throughout the state, and the chance to participate in research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) at major research institutions all across the country. In recent years, students have secured and completed REUs at such places as:

  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Central Michigan University
  • Lafayette University

And as a senior Math major, you’ll complete a project that relates mathematics to something you love. Maybe that’s integrating math with another field such as economics or physics, or maybe it’s developing numerical methods to analyze baseball statistics. All of these are possible at Hastings College.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Graduate with experience

At Hastings College, Mathematics majors serve one and sometimes two internships. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.

Along your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

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All the extras aren't extra

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No-cost study abroad — During your second year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?

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Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad Pro + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!

Get involved beyond the mathematics classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)

In addition to Alpha Chi, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for mathematics majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics are available. The result? Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).

First employers for recent graduates

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Toba, Inc.
  • Aurora Cooperative

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