Undergraduate Programs

Why Study Math?

The field of mathematics sits midway between the sciences and the humanities. Like the sciences, mathematical thought is very analytical, precise, and rigorous. But like the arts and humanities, mathematics is about exploring places of incredible grace and beauty, some of which can only be accessed through the power of imagination. You can explore geometry in ten-dimensional space, learn about advanced and exotic number systems, and study statistical techniques for finding patterns in data sets, all in a supportive and collaborative environment.


Major in Mathematics

Students majoring in mathematics can choose from three different tracks.

Standard Track
This track allows the most flexibility and will suit the majority of students. Most students will choose the Standard Track.
Secondary Teaching Track
This track prepares students to teach math at the middle school level and higher. It focuses on building skills in geometry, algebra, statistics, and calculus, and many of the courses emphasize communicating mathematics among the learning outcomes. The Secondary Teaching Track is best for students who plan to teach math at the middle school level or higher.
Pure Mathematics Track
This track gives the deepest dive into the subject and is best for students considering graduate school in a mathematical field. It is recommended for students who are considering graduate school in mathematics and has a stronger focus on proof-based mathematics.


Accelerated Master’s Program

Students can begin working toward a master’s degree in mathematics while still finishing their bachelor’s degree. Our accelerated master’s program allows you to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years and a master’s degree in one additional year.

Accelerated Master’s Program


Minor in Mathematics

The Math minor is intended for any student, regardless of major, with a strong interest in mathematics. Each student’s minor program is individually constructed in consultation with an advisor.

Minor Requirements


Apply Your Math Skills

The Department of Mathematics offers numerous hands-on opportunities to expand and apply your learning in Mathematics.

Hands-on Learning


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What You Can Do with a Math Degree

A Math major can prepare you to work in many fields. Learn about potential career paths.

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Advising and Academic Support

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Departmental Advising and Support


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