Saint Xavier University Department of Math and Computer Science



Welcome to the Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department at SXU strives to build a strong sense of community among faculty and undergraduate students in exploring the beauty and importance of mathematics. All math courses are taught at the Chicago campus where students can enjoy small classes with approachable and caring faculty. 

Our faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The broad range of faculty research interests in mathematics and mathematics education includes: abstract algebra, applied mathematics, solitary waves theory, developmental mathematics, differential geometry, discrete mathematics, history of mathematics, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, representation theory of finite dimensional algebras, mathematical knowledge for teaching, and processes by which mathematics teachers incorporate technology into their teaching.

Quick Snapshot

4 years
Average of 5 courses
40 & 41 courses

While completing the 25 general education courses, students interested in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in mathematics are required to take 15 major-specific courses while students interested in the Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in mathematics must take 16 major-specific courses. Other major options include actuarial science and math with secondary education; however, these majors may require additional time or increase the average number of courses per semester.

Why Study Mathematics or Mathematics with Secondary Education at SXU?

Programs of Study

The Department of Mathematics offers a range of programs that fit the needs of not only mathematics majors but also the needs of general education students and candidates for teacher licensure. The department offers majors in mathematics, actuarial science and mathematics with secondary education. It also offers a minor in mathematics.

Visit Us

The best way to learn more about our programs is to come visit our department. Sit in on a class. Meet our faculty, current students and members of the Archimedeans Math Club. See our classrooms, computer labs and our beautiful campus.

To arrange a visit, please contact:

Dr. Ahmad Mojiri
Chair, Mathematics Department
Phone: 773-298-5202

Apply Now!

Please visit Admission's Apply Now page to find the appropriate application or request more information.

Student Spotlight

Rene Haskins

Rene Haskins
Mathematics Major

"I'm challenged intellectually and as a person working within my department. I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to the various colloquiums from professors, events held by the math department, and the rigorous classes that are offered. Being here has strengthened my belief that mathematics is the purest and most beautiful form of the human spirit. I've learned various geometries, tools in calculus, abstract algebra, cryptography, string theory, and more. Mathematics is bewitching, and with a faculty that knows how to engage with students and opens their minds to the beauty in logic, students can begin their lifelong love affair with math."