More than just numbers and formulas, mathematics is the study of structure, symmetry, and patterns, and their many applications to real-world problems. Mathematics has permeated every field of science and engineering, and plays an indispensable role in modern biology and medicine, finance, economics, sociology, and many other disciplines.

Mathematics offers intellectual challenges and wide-ranging career opportunities that are consistently rated at the top of lists of all professions.


  • Actuary
  • Cryptologist
  • Economist
  • Inventory strategist
  • Mathematician
  • Operations research analyst
  • Research scientist
  • Statistician
  • Teacher

What will I study?

Our program offers undergraduate and graduate courses that you may customize based on your interests and career plans. The mathematics major includes broad technical electives, as well as required courses in physics. Taking classes in complementary disciplines such as engineering, chemistry, computer science, statistics, biology, and economics can expand your career options.

You may also specialize in actuarial mathematics, computer applications, mathematical biology—genomics or physiology—or mathematics education. Many students who pursue our actuarial curriculum pass the first two actuarial examinations before graduation.

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