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Solve real-world problems

Being a mathematician or statistician isn't just about solving equations, it's about solving real-world problems in education, engineering, financial services, healthcare and other industries.

A degree in mathematics can lead to a job as an actuarial scientist or research analyst, while a post-graduate degree can lead to a career as a mathematician, statistician, or secondary education teacher.

Harper’s Mathematics program includes courses in different areas to expose you to the possibilities within the industry. By completing courses in calculus, physical and life science, behavioral science and physics, you will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree in mathematics or actuarial science.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Science (AS) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a mathematics, actuarial science, or related major. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Become a licensed STEM teacher for grades 5-12

Expand diversity in the field of STEM education through the Noyce Teacher PRIDE Scholars Program that awards Harper graduates $15,000 annually for two years to complete a STEM degree at Elmhurst University. Applications from a wide range of diverse communities are encouraged. Learn more and apply today.

Explore Mathematics Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Mathematics degree program. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Mathematics Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your mathematics education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Mathematics Program News

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Last Updated: 4/8/24