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Do you love to manipulate numbers and solve problems? Want to apply mathematical ideas to real-world challenges? By majoring in math, you can open doors to a rewarding and well-paying career in many fields.

Concentrations that Add Up to Success

At Suffolk, you’ll master a broad range of core mathematical concepts, like calculus, linear algebra, real analysis, and statistics. You’ll also develop strong computational and abstract-thinking skills. 

Whether you choose to concentrate in actuarial science or pure math, you’ll enjoy internships with prestigious employers. These real-world experiences will prepare you to succeed professionally or in graduate school. 

Learn more about the math concentrations:

  • Pure Mathematics

    Pure Math is an in-depth study of the subject that provides excellent preparation for graduate school and for a career as a mathematician. Mathematicians create models to solve practical problems in business, government, and industrial or scientific research and development. This concentration is also ideal for aspiring teachers.

  • Actuarial Science

    This unique concentration incorporates courses from Suffolk’s business school. You’ll learn the theory and practical skills of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics to pursue a variety of careers. Insurance and pension companies need actuaries to assess risk and develop better insurance plans. Brokerage firms, banks, marketing companies, and government agencies need people who can analyze data, forecast trends, and assess loan risks.

Math Outside the Classroom

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