Mathematics is the principal language of modern science and technology. In such diverse areas as physics, engineering, economics, computer science, and biology, much of the subject matter is presented in mathematical terms. In addition, mathematical techniques are now being used in many areas which formerly were non-mathematical; for example, history, political science, psychology, and medicine.
Some students are drawn to mathematics because of the beauty they find in its structure and logic, others because it allows a deeper understanding of an allied area of study.
New and Prospective Student Information
- If you are interested in majoring in Mathematical Sciences, contact an Undergraduate Advisor.
- Mathematics Placement level descriptions.
- Math Advising – Not sure what to take? Contact a Department advisor.
Major Courses of Study
There are four curricular areas in the Department of Mathematical Sciences:
- Atmospheric Science (AtmSci);
- Actuarial Science (ActSci);
- Mathematics (Math); and
- Mathematical Statistics (MthStat).
We offer five undergraduate degrees:
Bachelor of Science in
- Atmospheric Science
- Applied Mathematics & Computer Science (AMCS)
Bachelor of Arts in
- Actuarial Science
Majors in the Mathematical Sciences
Minor Courses of Study
Minors – Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Actuarial Science