• Mathematics students at Clarke University for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Iowa Sectional Meeting.

    Math 258 Class Trip

    Students in Math 258 traveled to Clarke University for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Iowa Sectional Meeting, where they heard a talk by Bob Devaney, the author of their textbook.

  • IMMC 2014

    Iowa Math Modeling Competition

    Luther students participated in the 2014 Iowa Math Modeling Competition. The Luther team pictured won "Best Presentation" for the second consecutive year.

  • Luther professor giving a creative lecture.

    Mathematics at Luther

    Dr. Tim Pennings gave a talk at Luther entitled "Do Dogs Know Calculus?"

  • A professor helping a student in class.

    Mathematics at Luther

  • A math professor leading a lecture.

    Mathematics at Luther


There may be no major more versatile than mathematics as preparation for a variety of vocations. Luther mathematics majors have pursued advanced degrees in pure and applied mathematics; the physical, biological, and social sciences; engineering; and professions such as medicine and law. Others are in the work force as accountants, bankers, editors, engineers, human resources personnel, insurance representatives, sales managers, small business owners, software engineers, teachers, and underwriters.

The Luther College Mathematics department is committed to a curriculum that is consistent with the mission of the College. Excellent teaching is our highest priority. We offer our students courses that are relevant to a wide range of majors. We strive to demonstrate the clarity, diversity, and beauty of mathematics as a model for our world.

The Mathematics department is housed in the Olin Building along with the departments of Computer Science and Economics & Business (with majors in Economics, Accounting, and Management).