The department offers programs of study leading to the BA, MA, MS and PhD degrees with a major in mathematics, and the BSMTH. It also offers minors in mathematics and statistics, and undergraduate academic certificates in statistics and actuarial science, the latter in cooperation with the College of Business and the Department of Economics. Its faculty is dedicated to excellence in scholarship and teaching. The faculty supports a strong program of instruction and research, having as its core a solid foundation of mathematical theory that furnishes the tools necessary to address and solve crucial problems in maintaining, improving and protecting the world. The program also promulgates mathematics as a discipline in its own right, a body of pure knowledge with exceptional power, enabling its practitioners and those who diligently study it to be adaptable and effective forces in the workplace.
Students who earn degrees in mathematics readily obtain jobs with high-technology companies and in business, industry, government and teaching. Salaries and working conditions compare with those of engineers and scientists. More information about and resources for careers in mathematics can be found on our careers page.
Students who plan to major in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering or computer science should have had four years of mathematics in high school, including pre-calculus. Students who are required to take mathematics as part of their degree program in college should have had at least two years of algebra and one year of geometry in high school.
E-mail distribution list
The mathematics department maintains an e-mail distribution list for students who want to be kept informed about undergraduate academic activities of interest to mathematics majors and minors. To sign up for this e-mail list, e-mail Rita at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and ask to be added to the undergraduate mailing list.
Which 1000 Level Math Course is Right for Me?
Click here to see our advising chart to help you decide which 1000 level math course is best for you. This chart is for students who are TSI complete in math. If you are not yet TSI complete or you are unsure of your TSI status, you should contact the TSI Office for advising concerning TSI status and developmental mathematics courses.