The spectrum of career opportunities for mathematics majors is quite appealing, with teaching and computer-related work being among the more popular. With a severe shortage of mathematicians in academia and in industry looming in the near future, a major in mathematics also provides a very viable entry into academic and actuarial professions and a variety of positions in industry, the computer field, and governmental service.

Approximately 50% of our Mathematics Majors have gone on to teach secondary or middle school mathematics.

Computer Science

Experiential and Service Learning 

All majors are required to do an internship. The Rockford University Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics Department have relationships with OSF St. Anthony Medical Center and Woodward Governor.


Career Opportunities 

Graduates of our MIS and Web Development programs are prepared for careers in small business, non-profits organizations, industry, and government agencies, to name a few. Our program will enable students to move quickly beyond entry-level positions to the more satisfying challenges of information, systems management, web development and problem-solving. Employment of information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 22% from 2010 to 2020.* Employment for computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 18% from 2010 to 2020; growth will be driven by organizations upgrading their IT systems and switching to newer, faster, and more mobile networks*.


For more information on scholarships relevant to this department, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Department Information

Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Fax: 815-394-5166
Dept. Chair - Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.