Mathematics

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96%

Employment Rate

of surveyed alumni within 9 months of graduation

12:1

Ratio

Of students to faculty

100%

OF INCOMING FIRST-YEARS & TRANSFERS

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Students in Mount Mercy’s mathematics program are fully integrated into an environment that supports a variety of research and learning opportunities.

Our faculty have mentored students in both pure and applied mathematics projects, such as growth models in conservation biology, applying statistics to the prediction of Iowa high school baseball brackets, regression analyses of local housing markets, and computations in low dimensional topology (knot theory).

While earning your degree, you’ll work closely with your professors and fellow students to develop vital teamwork skills. You’ll also learn to think logically, work accurately, and clearly express mathematical ideas while putting problem-solving skills into action.

Mathematics majors build skills that prepare them, for example, to: understand topics in pure and applied mathematics; perform rigorous mathematical proofs; apply mathematics and technology to solve problems in related fields such as science or business; and express mathematical ideas in standard English to a general audience.

A mathematics degree can lead to careers in medicine, finance, engineering, computer science, analysis, statistics, teaching, law and more.

Students who seek careers as secondary education teachers complete a double major in math and in secondary education. Other common programs to double major with include actuarial science or computer science. And for non-math majors seeking to enhance their mathematical foundations, Mount Mercy also offers a math minor.

Our graduates have worked for companies like Transamerica and Rockwell Collins using their mathematics major as the backbone of their career paths. Some alumni share their talents with the Armed Forces, while others are insurance professionals or work with computer technology.

Math majors can also advance to graduate schools including University of Iowa, Iowa State, or Colorado State University.

Graduates from Mount Mercy are now working in:

- The Armed Forces
- Computer Programming
- Computer Networking
- Insurance
- College and High School Teaching

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

Learn more about:

- Federal and state grants and loans
- MMU-offered scholarships
- Tuition reimbursement from employers
- 10% tuition discount for employees of partner organizations
- Veterans benefits such as the Yellow Ribbon program and G.I. Bill®

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

- Create your application
- Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
- Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions

1330 Elmhurst Drive NE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.