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Mathematics Major

Our Math major will give you a broad education in theoretical and applied math while developing scientific knowledge, problem-solving, computing, and communications skills. 

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Biomathematics Major

As the life sciences evolve into synthetic biology and DNA analysis, applying upper-level math to biology has become critical to future progress. If you love math and the life sciences, this is the perfect major for you!

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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.

Why not Minor in Math?

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!

Research, Clubs, Careers

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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.


At Rose-Hulman, it's all about collaboration. If we work together, everybody can do well.

- Christian Schulz, Math, Computer Science, 2017

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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.