Mathematicians are problem solvers and precise thinkers, applying their knowledge and skills in academia, government, industry, research, and technology.
UMass Dartmouth's mathematics program provides a foundation in both the theoretical and applied aspects of mathematics, preparing you for a variety of careers, including: actuary, algorithm design, biostatistician, computer information systems, data science, defense analyst, economics, education, finance, game developer, government, insurance, manufacturing, medicine, mathematical modeling consultant, psychology, science computing, software development, and statistician.
You'll also be well-prepared for graduate studies in math or in areas that emphasize math, such as economics, engineering, and the sciences.
We offer both BA and BS degrees in mathematics. Both degrees require completion of 122 credit hours of overall coursework.
You'll take an additional 6 credits in natural science courses to earn the BS degree in mathematics. The humanities/social science requirements for the BS degree are a combined total of 18 credits.
For the BA degree in mathematics, you'll take an additional 3 credits in natural science courses. The humanities/social science requirements for the BS degree are a combined total of 21 credits.
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Our curriculum offers flexibility, allowing you to concentrate in your areas of interest. You'll have a wide selection of courses to choose from, including algebra, calculus, computational mathematics, geometry, probability, simulations, and statistics. You will learn to how to:
For the major, you'll complete 59 credit hours in courses related to mathematics or physics, and 6 credits in English, 6 credits in Literature, and an additional 27 credits in upper level courses.
Enhance your career options by earning a minor in mathematics. You'll develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are essential in many employment settings.
For the minor, you'll complete 24 credit hours.
With a core of computation-oriented courses, the computational mathematics option emphasizes mathematics that is needed to devise, analyze and implement methods to obtain accurate numerical solutions to applied problems.
In fields such as economics, engineering, finance, the sciences and the social sciences, the equations used to model natural phenomena are too complicated to find exact solutions. To obtain accurate numerical solutions to these equations, computational mathematicians develop and analyze algorithms to run on high-performance computers.
A BS degree in computational mathematics will prepare you for employment in fields where physical and industrial problems are analyzed mathematically—as well as for graduate programs in computation-oriented mathematics.
For the computational mathematics option, you'll complete 59 credit hours in mathematics, physics and computer science, and 121 credit hours overall.
Continue your education with graduate studies