As part of Wolfram|Alpha's world-class team, Steven Lachowski '15 uses skills and connections developed at IWU.

Our mathematics students develop critical-thinking and analytical skills, enabling them to tackle some of the toughest real-world problems.

In our program, you will learn to effectively communicate ideas in both written and verbal form. Major employers say the primary qualities they seek are strong communication skills and an ability to work in teams.

Our close-knit mathematics community of students and professors encourages you to develop those skills in a positive learning environment.

Why major in mathematics?

Math Department Informational Booklet

Student Research

Wenting ZhaoWenting Zhao

Mathematics and computer science double major

Zhao received a prestigious Eckley scholarship as a first-year student, allowing her to pursue research that satisfies her desire for complex, independent work.


In working for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, math and computer science major Karl Pierburg unites two passions: football and solving complex problems with IT.

IWU graduates use their math major as a path to career success.

From CEOs and attorneys to web developers and financial analysts, our mathematics graduates pursue diverse career paths — including high-tech industries, many areas of business, the medical sciences, communications and education.

Futures in mathematics