Majors, Minors, and Opportunities for Enrichment
Multiple programs within the Department of Mathematics offer academic credit, beginning with the mathematics major—the bachelor's degree in mathematics. As a mathematics major, you may choose from different tracks of study, including a mathematics concentration, continuous applied mathematics, discrete applied mathematics, and statistics and operations research. You can also choose a to be a biomathematics major, in which you study a specialized track of mathematics courses along with the appropriate biology courses needed for a career in the quantitative life sciences. Double majors in both mathematics and biomathematics, offered in collaboration with other departments, provide an opportunity to combine the study in mathematics with a complementary field of interest.
If you’re pursuing a non-mathematics major, you may opt for one of the department’s minors. As an incoming freshman you may be able to get a significant head start through the intensive summer Fast Track Calculus program and the Accelerated Math and Physics program. And if you’re presently an area high-schooler with a gift for math, you’re welcome to participate in the department’s guest and non-degree programs.
Undergraduate education is the top priority of our faculty so you’ll find yourself surrounded by faculty-scholar mentors that lead you through innovative curriculum geared specifically toward students of math, science, and engineering. Our faculty members also further the field through scholarly works ranging from traditional research to participation in national mathematics organizations and support of high school math competitions.
A particular strength of our faculty is a commitment to undergraduate research and mathematics project work, helping you build strong connections to practical application of mathematics concepts. Examples of our support of undergraduate research include our Undergraduate Math Conference, our Mathematical Sciences Technical Report Series, the Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, and our past participation in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates.