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Why Major in Math?

Math majors are great at logical reasoning, problem-solving, and abstract thinking. Math majors are in great demand and often earn higher salaries than graduates with other STEM degrees. Majoring in math at Rose-Hulman will prepare you for graduate study or a rewarding career in many different fields, including medicine, aerospace, insurance, government service, entertainment, and much more. We're very proud of our outstanding math faculty and the strong teaching tradition at Rose-Hulman. If you love mathematics, we hope you'll consider majoring in math.

Research, Clubs, Careers

You'll have the chance to do cool math research, both on campus and off. Your work is likely to attract the attention of companies and great graduate schools. Here's some of the research we've been doing!

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Research

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

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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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Clubs and Activities

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

Major Requirements - Mathematics

  • 63 Mathematics coursework - core, concentration, and electives.
  • 8 Mathematics Senior Project/Thesis
  • 2 Contemporary Mathematical Problems
  • 24 Physical and Life Sciences
  • 8 Computer Science
  • 36 Humanities & Social Science Credits
  • 54 Technical Electives (24)/Free Electives (28)/Misc. (2)
195 Total Credits Required
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The math professors at Rose are just the best in the world, hands down.

- Ethan Petersen, Math, 2018

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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.