Suffolk’s math major is about more than just manipulating numbers and solving problems—though that’s a key component. It’s also one of our most collaborative majors, where you’ll transform mathematical ideas into real-world action, working closely alongside professors and fellow students.
Expect to collaborate with your professors on independent research projects and gain hands-on experience working in the field. Math majors are primed to pursue careers in economics, finance, statistics, insurance, and teaching. Some students opt to combine the major with computer science, further broadening job prospects in the lucrative fields of software development and technology sectors.
During your junior and senior years, you’ll enjoy exceptionally small classes and a broad array of electives designed to help pinpoint your areas of interest.
You can major in either Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. If you major in Applied Mathematics, you’ll choose one of four concentrations:
- Actuarial Science
- Mathematics with Economics
- Mathematics with Finance
- Mathematics with Economics and Finance
Our math community thrives outside the classroom, too. Many students supplement their classwork with extracurricular pursuits:
- Training for the Putnam Competition, a prestigious annual math exam administered by the Mathematical Association of America
- Participation in the Suffolk Undergraduate Mathematics Society, where you’ll connect with other math students for discussions and guest lectures
- Enrollment in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), a transformative program funded by the National Sciences Foundation allowing students to gain rare, hands-on scientific research experience
- Peer mentoring at MATHshop, Suffolk’s math tutoring program