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Mathematics underlies nearly all we do at Rose‑Hulman, and a Mathematics or Biomathematics major opens the door to a vast range of career and research possibilities. Now is the perfect time to study math at Rose‑Hulman!

Why Study Math at an Engineering College?

An engineering college is probably the best place to study mathematics. For more than 100 years we have been hardwired to do high-level mathematics, an essential part of engineering and science. 

Our professors will work closely with you to make the complexities of mathematics understandable. In fact, when the Princeton Review named six Rose-Hulman professors among the nation’s Best Professors, three of them were mathematics instructors.

Our Majors

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Mathematics Major

As a math major, you’ll get a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. You’ll also gain the scientific knowledge and the problem-solving, computing, and communication skills critical to a successful career. 

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Our Biomath major blends math, biology, and computer science. It's truly a major designed for the complex analysis at the heart of today's most exciting advances in biological and medical science. 

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Computational Science Second Major

This second major is a great way to expand your math skills and apply them to real-world problems.

Or consider a math minor

If you're a student at Rose-Hulman, you can handle math, so why not minor in math? The rigor, imagination and logical reasoning inherent in math is something you'll take with you wherever your life and career take you. Check out the many options for a math minor!

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As a math major, you can dive deep into your own research projects, on and off campus. 

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Clubs and Activities

You can get involved in clubs, math competitions, and many other student organizations.

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Careers and Graduate School

You'll find our math alumni in industry, graduate schools and at research institutes.

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100% Science & Math Overnight

Curious about science & math at Rose-Hulman? Join us for a 100% science & math overnight on October 22! You’ll spend time in the lab with our awesome professors, bunk with a science or math major, sample classes with your host, and top it all off with a special presentation by NASA's first female shuttle commander, Eileen Collins.

(Meanwhile, your parents get a mini-vacay during the peak of our beautiful fall foliage, and special pricing at area hotels!)

Space is limited for this unique opportunity—so register now! We can’t wait to meet you!

Weekend Highlights

Sunday, Oct 22 
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
Math/Biomath presentation
Hands-on chemistry/biochemistry lab 
Dinner with your host
Hands-on biology activity
Physics department visit
Hang out with your host

Monday, Oct. 23 
Breakfast with your host
Attend classes with your host
Eileen Collins talk*
Optional admissions presentation & campus tour*

*Parents are invited, too!

Hotel options for parents—special rates valid through October 13th!

Drury Inn
Rose-Hulman block discount $84.99
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
812 234-3200
20% off nightly rate for Rose-Hulman parents
Hilton Garden Inn

We get a lot of attention from the faculty and they really know their stuff.

- Angela Hanson, Math, 2017


Department News

Learn about the latest happenings, recent research, and more about Mathematics and Biomathematics at Rose-Hulman.

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Student-Centered Conference Mixing Math, Biology & Medicine

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David Rader

Dr. Rader joined Rose-Hulman in 1997 and earned the rank of full professor in 2011. He often teaches upper-level courses in probability, statistics, and operations research, and has authored or co-authored several journal articles, conference presentations and the textbook, Deterministic Operations Research: Models and Methods in Linear Optimization (2010). He has also contributed to the success of the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, where he has served as editor and assistant editor.