Mathematics

In the Department of Mathematics, you can explore concepts bridging the sciences and the humanities in a supportive and collaborative environment. In addition to being a highly active research department, we take great pride in the quality of our outstanding undergraduate teaching as well as our thriving graduate program.

Mathematics News

February 13, 2024
MATHEMATICS - Children in the Eugene-Springfield area will have the opportunity to explore games, problem-solving activities, crafts and other hands-on math activities at the Eugene Youth Math Festival in McArthur Court Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
November 20, 2023
MATHEMATICS - Professor Emeritus Gary Seitz passed away on Oct. 30, 2023. For 35 years, Seitz was a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics, serving as the department head at times and later as associate dean of the Division of Natural Sciences and publishing research.
November 15, 2023
MATHEMATICS - Professor Victor Ostrik received the 2024 Chevalley Prize in Lie Theory, awarded by the American Mathematical Society. The citation for this year's prize acknowledges Ostrik "for his fundamental contributions to the theory of tensor categories, which have already found deep applications in modular representation theory and Lie theory."

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What you can do with a degree in Mathematics

A degree in mathematics will prepare you to think and communicate about quantitative matters with clarity and precision. These skills are valuable in every human endeavor.

Industries employ mathematicians doing statistical and actuarial work (for example the financial and insurance industry, and healthcare), in accounting, computer software, and in engineering-related industries, like aerospace. Many mathematicians plan to enter other professions upon graduation, and many attend graduate or professional school in other areas (for example law, medicine, economics, or physics).

Our Degree Programs

Our undergraduate math majors choose from three degree tracks tailored to their interests and career goals. Students with an interest in data science and computing may consider the Math and Computer Science major program. We also offer an accelerated master’s program that is aimed at allowing students to complete both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a total of five years. Finally, we have a thriving PhD program that attracts students from across the globe.

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Learn from Experts in the Field

Undergraduate students can work directly with professors through summer research awards, independent study, or our honors program. Our faculty is diverse and growing, and the department has distinguished research groups in many different areas of mathematics. Learn more on our research page.

Get Real-world Experience

Undergraduate students can find employment with the Math Department as paper markers or tutors. From volunteering with grade-schoolers in the Eugene Math Circle to attending the department’s Distinguished Lectures, find out about ways to expand and apply your learning in Mathematics.

Hands-On Learning

Math Seminars

Undergraduate students can find employment with the Math Department as paper markers or tutors. From volunteering with grade-schoolers in the Eugene Math Circle to attending the department’s Distinguished Lectures, find out about ways to expand and apply your learning in Mathematics.

Learn about Seminars

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Eugene Math Circle

Members of the Department of Mathematics lead the Eugene Math Circle, a weekly program for grade school, middle school, and high school students. Guided by mathematicians and educators, students work on complex problems while exploring advanced math advanced topics that are normally outside the school curriculum.

Get Involved

Scholarships & Funding

All PhD positions in the Math Department are fully funded. Graduate Employees receive a stipend, full tuition waiver, and a generous health insurance package. Funding to travel to conferences is available through the Theodore W. Palmer Graduate Student Travel Fund.

CAS and UO Scholarships
Graduate Funding

Academic Support

We have a dedicated group of advisors who are happy to meet with students to answer questions about our curriculum. Students are always welcome to drop in to their advising hours, or reach out to them via email.

Undergraduate Advising 
Support for Graduate Students

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