With the support of Mathematics faculty and opportunities to apply your knowledge, you’ll learn how to conceptualize problems and develop analytical skills. You'll also sharpen your ability to think logically, work with abstract concepts, and communicate effectively.

Program Overview

We’re a lively, student-centered program that’s distinguished for fostering future scholars, our work in math education, and expertise in the application of mathematical principles to environmental sciences.

Our curriculum is rigorous yet flexible to help you develop basic analytical skills and sharpen your ability to think logically, work with abstract ideas, and recognize patterns and structures. Whether through coursework or extracurricular activities, students learn to apply abstract mathematical concepts to real-life situations while building practical skills that will prepare them for graduate school and a variety of careers.

There are three paths to getting a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. We also offer three minors.

Featured Alumni Profile

Rob Van Kirk, 1984

Senior Scientist, Henry's Fork Foundation

I direct the science and technology program at a regional nonprofit fisheries and water conservation organization. Our program has four departments: hydrology and water management, water quality and stream ecology, fisheries biology, and economics and social science.

Career Options

Mathematics students hone their ability to think critically, becoming thoughtful about what they state and what they prove. These skills are crucial, especially in a world of endless information and big data. Knowing how to analyze and solve problems prepares for a variety of fields, from accounting to zoology in public and private sectors.

Here are a few examples of what you can do with a Mathematics degree (some fields may require additional education):

Data analyst
Mathematics instructor or Math teacher
Business analyst
Financial analyst

‘Humboldt math graduates also compete well for entrance to graduate schools and have pursued advanced degrees at more than 43 different universities. Humboldt is ranked first in the nation by the National Science Foundation among non-Ph.D. granting institutions for sending students on to doctoral programs and 5th among all universities in the nation.