The Undergraduate Program

The Mathematics Department offers four Major programs leading to Bachelor's of Science and Bachelor's of Arts in Mathematics, as well as a Minor in Mathematics. A joint Economics/Mathematics B.A. is available, and administered through the Economics Department. Within the Mathematics Majors, there are four options:the Mathematics Bachelor's of Science, the Mathematics Education BA, the Mathematics BA with concentrations in Pure Mathematics and Computational Mathematics.

Within the major, there are three concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in mathematics: Pure Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. These programs are designed to give students a strong background for graduate study, for work in industry or government, or for teaching.

Mathematics Bachelor's of Science

Students in the Mathematics BS often go on to graduate study in mathematics; the pathway emphasizes the importance of a well-rounded, in-depth mathematical education, and includes advanced coursework in algebra, analysis, and geometry.

Mathematics Education BA

Students in the mathematics education track prepare for a career in K–12 mathematics education; students acquire in-depth knowledge of subjects covered at an introductory level in the classroom, including number theory, classical geometry, and the history of mathematics, and gain experience in teaching mathematics.

Mathematics BA- Computational Mathematics Concentration

Students in the computational mathematics track explore applications of mathematics in other fields and gain experience in mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena using ordinary and partial differential equations, approximation and optimization techniques, programming, or game theory.

Mathematics BA- Pure Mathematics Concentration

This is the most flexible option within the department. Students in the Pure Math Concentration take advanced courses in algebra, analysis and geometry.