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.
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.
- Standard Track
- Pure Mathematics
- Secondary Teaching
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
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
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.
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
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