Welcome to the University of St. Thomas Department of Mathematics!


Come Discover How Magical Mathematics Can Be


The Department of Mathematics recognizes both the inherent beauty in the discipline and the many areas of practical application of mathematics. Our faculty are active researchers and are fully invested in our students. We have several exciting programs and centers including: the Mathematics Resource Center (MaRC), which provides placement advising, testing and free tutoring, and the Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM), which provides the opportunity for meaningful undergraduate research and uses mathematics to solve real-world problems for business, industry and government. We offer several majors: B.S. in Actuarial Science, and a B.A. in Mathematics with specialties in Pure Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, or Applied Mathematics.


Questions about Math placement or transfer credits?

Please contact the MaRC Director, Molly Peterson, with questions about Math placement exams: pete1476@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5529.

Please contact Dr. Melissa Loe, Associate Dept. Chair, with questions about transfer credits:msloe@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5534.

Latest News from the Department

St. Thomas alumni Jacki Marshall and Jacob Klimek will be talking about job opportunities for mathematics (and related) majors. Their talk is titled, Job Opportunities: Applying Analytical Skills and Statistical Methods to Health Care Policy. Join us Tuesday, December 15, in OWS 275, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Abstract: Jaclyn Marshall and Jacob Klimek, both alums of St. Thomas, will be discussing job opportunities at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm that is a subsidiary of United Health Group.  We support our clients, general Federal government agencies and state governments, with policy research and data analysis on Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, health care financing, strategic workforce planning, health program evaluation, comparative effectiveness research and other important areas of the public health policy arena. The Lewin Group is a great opportunity to apply the economic, mathematical, and statistical methods you have learned in undergrad to a real world setting that ultimately impacts the lives and health of many individuals. Please come join to learn more about this exciting opportunity. There are opportunities at Lewin locations in the Twin Cities and Washington, D.C.

Bios: Jacklyn Marshall and Jacob Klimek are both alums of St. Thomas. Jacki received her Applied Mathematics degree in 2003. Jacob is a 2015 graduate with a Mathematical Economics major and Mathematics minor.

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Actuarial Science Students Win Travelers Case Competition 2015

A team of six St. Thomas actuarial science majors competed and took first place, winning a $1,500 prize, in the eighth annual Travelers Actuarial Case Competition, held Oct. 9, in St. Paul. St. Thomas also took first place in 2012 and 2013.

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We are thrilled that Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) renowned professor and author Dr. Gilbert Strang will provide a Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM) colloquium at 4 p.m. Wednesday May 21, 2014 in the 3M Auditorium of the Owens Science Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas. Titled “Matrices with Banded Inverses,” this colloquium is sponsored by the University’s Department of Mathematics and the Center for Applied Mathematics and it is free and open to the public.
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UST Applied Mathematics and Physics major, Sarah Millholland has been awarded a 2014-15 Goldwater Scholarship! Congratulations to Sarah on this amazing achievement.
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The Mathematics Resource Center (MaRC)will host two workshops for students wishing to learn more about Mathematica. Sunday February 16 & 23 from 6-7pm in OSS 333.
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