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Mathematics

Why major in Mathematics at Hastings College?

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.

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings students complete their degree in four years, and our four-year guarantee is here to back it up. This means you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Want to see how you can graduate in four years? Check out our semester-by-semester degree plan.

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.

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 January Term (J-Term) to gather 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.

Erickson '97 helping build instruments to detect biological threats »

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.

First employers for recent graduates

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Toba, Inc.
  • Farm Credit Services of America

Success in Mathematics

What happens when you take math and chemistry degrees from Hastings College and combine them with advanced studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering? If you’re Dr. Jeff Erickson ’97, you help the U.S. Navy design and build scientific... more
Molly Sutter, a 2016 Hastings College graduate and Papillion, Nebraska, native, spent the last semester of her senior year in Canberra, Australia, returning to Hastings just three days before graduation. more
Dr. Jamie (Volz) Wagner '10 majored in mathematics and economics and Hastings College, where the professors actually helped her get into grad school. more
Campus and community involvement helps students, like Nicole Delphia, make connections and build relationships that will help them succeed. more
Are you interested in biology, chemistry, math, computer science, engineering, or physics? Then you've come to the right place! Hastings College can provide a hands-on, small class learning experience! Check out what our STEM alumni have been up to... more