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Mathematics

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!

It all adds up

With one of the largest departments on campus, we have faculty experts in virtually every area of mathematics -- all ready to work with you one-on-one to see you succeed.

Mathematics is a practical and fascinating field, but it's also highly lucrative. Our graduates earn some of the highest starting salaries of any majors on campus, thanks to the versatility and logical rigor required to succeed as a mathematics major. Our grads have many exciting career options, including actuarial science, working in government research facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and leading tech companies. 

If you love the life sciences, you'll want to explore one of our newest majors: biomathematics. This major gives you the mathematical and computational knowledge you'll need to address some of the world's most puzzling biological and health problems. Biomathematics majors have gone on to veterinarian programs and other exciting careers. You may also want to consider a second major in computational science

We also participate in mathematics competitions, and conferences, and we publish the country's oldest academic journal dedicated exclusively to undergraduate mathematics research. 

Why Math at Rose-Hulman?

As an engineering college, Rose is 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. 

We have the number of faculty (25+) and offer a wide variety of upper-level courses (60+) you'd find at a large institution combined with the individual attention and support that is a hallmark of Rose. 

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.

View the Mathematics brochure.

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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Biomathematics

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

We offer Computational Science as a second major, allowing you a great way to expand your knowledge and skill in applied scientific and engineering computation.

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Data Science Second Major

Data Science is a critical skill in the future economy and is one of the fastest growing technology employment areas. This unique interdisciplinary major offered by the CSSE and Math departments will provide you with an in-depth hands-on experience in Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Undergraduate Math Conference

Our Undergraduate Math Conference spotlights the accomplishments of undergraduate mathematicians. The conference usually includes three speakers who are professional mathematicians and features talks by undergraduates. There are presentations on a variety of math subjects and a panel discussion about careers and grad school options. Our conference has been running for more than 30 years and typically attracts about 140 attendees from surrounding states.

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Undergraduate Mathematics Journal

The Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journalstarted in 2000 and has been publishing two issues each year since. The articles are original research by undergraduate students from around the world. The journal is a great opportunity to get some experience in the world of published academic work.

Minor in Math

We know 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 takes you.

Math = Possibilities

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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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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.

Department News

Learn about the latest happenings, recent research, and more about Mathematics and Biomathematics at Rose-Hulman.
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Data Science Added as Academic Major & Minor

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Internships Just a Handshake Away at Fall Career Fair

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Faculty, Staff Honored for Teaching, Scholarship & Service

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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.
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Contact Us

Department of Mathematics
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
812-877-8391
G-205, Crapo Hall
rader@rose-hulman.edu
prather2@rose-hulman.edu
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