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Learn to speak the language of science—the language of life

Students select a mathematics major because they enjoy studying logical systems and solving interesting problems. The Mathematics Department offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree with four different specialization options. Our graduates are successful in both mathematics and mathematically related graduate programs. They also go on to successful careers in medicine, law, secondary education, and technical disciplines.


Students can major in mathematics either with a Bachelor of Arts degree or with a Bachelor of Science degree (in any of four concentrations). There is also a mathematics minor available, and a specialized mathematics minor for middle school teachers.

Explore your options in mathematics at Walla Walla University.

Mathematics is a critical component of many fields of research including climatology, medicine, national security, robotics, animation, sports data, and more. Some math majors prepare for careers in actuarial science where they will assess risk at insurance or investment companies. Many math majors prepare for careers in teaching or complete pre-professional programs for further study in Medicine or Law. Others apply their analytical skills in related fields such as engineering, business, or computer programming. And some students choose math as a second major while they prepare for careers in music or visual arts.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% growth in math occupations from 2020 to 2030. The American Mathematical Society references more helpful career information on their website.

The Department of Mathematics sponsors students for membership in the Mathematical Association of America while they are enrolled in Walla Walla University. Students may also find helpful resources from these other national societies:

The Annual Scholarship for Proficiency in Financial Mathematics is designed to recognize and reward Walla Walla University students for pursuing and passing professional financial credentialing examinations, such as the Society of Actuaries examinations, prior to graduation.

Participating students will receive a $2,000 scholarship for each professional financial credentialing examination they complete prior to their undergraduate graduation from WWU. Download the scholarship form.