Mathematics Major

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 University, 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.


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.

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 in the World

Our math community thrives outside the classroom, too. Many students enrich their classwork with extracurriculars like:

  • Training for the Putnam Competition, a prestigious annual math exam given by the Mathematical Association of America
  • Participating in the Suffolk Undergraduate Mathematics Society, where you’ll connect with other math students for discussions and guest lectures
  • Enrolling in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), a transformative program funded by the National Sciences Foundation that allows you to gain rare, hands-on scientific research experience
  • Peer mentoring at MATHshop, Suffolk’s math tutoring program

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.