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, becoming software engineers, 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
- Ithaca College
- 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
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 13:1, 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 or REUs. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of additional experiences 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.
Your experience matters
Maximize scholarships — Yes, you’ll get an academic scholarship. But you’ll also get a “plus one” scholarship from the group, team or area you’re part of. It’s a great way to help pay for school — but also to find your people.
We’ve thought a lot about the ways students learn and built a four-year plan to help you navigate it all. From finding your place and in Year 1, to showing the world you’re ready for what’s next four years later.
Your transition from college to a career begins your first semester. Every class, internship, research study and activity adds up. We love to celebrate all the ways you shine — your experience matters!
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. Then there’s “plus one” scholarships — an additional scholarship for participating in anything from athletics to the arts to media (it’s a long list!).
It all adds up to making Hastings an great choice for you and your family.
First employers for recent graduates
- Goldman Sachs
- Toba, Inc.
- Cornhusker Bank
- University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Aurora Cooperative