Wherever you are in your journey with mathematics, we have a place for you in the math department. We have courses to develop basic competence in mathematical reasoning and intermediate courses that provide the necessary support for a variety of majors. We also have a full course of study for students intending to become teachers, actuaries, researchers, or engineers — and for those who are preparing for graduate study in mathematics or related areas.

For those who elect to major in mathematics, you’ll be welcomed to a department that works hard to tailor your course of study to your goals.

Math majors choose from various upper-level courses in topics as diverse as abstract algebra, topology, real analysis, and complex analysis. Courses in computer science and physics are required, and students can select other advanced courses based upon your interests, choosing from classes such as probability and statistics, discrete structures, and the history of mathematics. We can also help to design a faculty-guided independent study for a unique learning experience.

High school students who have already completed Calculus I and wish to continue their mathematical education by taking Calculus II can enroll at Augustana. Interested students should contact Wade Gemar to register.

What's the greatest strength a mathematics student can possess? Persistence.