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 be well-prepared for graduate studies in math or in areas that emphasize math, such as economics, engineering, and the sciences. Math majors are eligible for a 4+1 Master's in Teaching, which provides licensure to teach mathematics in grades 5-8 and 8-12.
We offer both BA and BS degrees in mathematics with concentrations in applied and computational mathematics and applied statistics, as well as a degree in data science that is jointly taught by the mathematics department and the College of Engineering. All degrees require completion of 120 credit hours of overall coursework.
BA and BS degrees in mathematics
- degrees require completion of 120 credit hours of overall coursework
- take an additional 6 credits in natural science courses to earn the BS degree in mathematics
- humanities/social science requirements for the BS degree are a combined total of 18 credits
- BA degree in mathematics, you'll take an additional 3 credits in natural science courses
- humanities/social science requirements for the BA degree are a combined total of 21 credits
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:
- Understand core mathematical skills
- Form logical arguments with correct reasoning
- Recognize connection between different areas of mathematics and understand relationships between ideas
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.
Concentration in Applied and Computational Mathematics
With a core of computation-oriented courses, the concentration in applied and computational mathematics emphasizes mathematics that is needed to devise, analyze, and implement methods to obtain accurate numerical solutions to applied problems.
For the BS degree in mathematics with a concentration in applied and computational mathematics, you'll complete 59 credit hours in mathematics, physics, and computer science, and 120 credit hours overall.
Concentration in Applied Statistics
The applied statistics concentration is designed to educate and train students in the applications of data analysis and computational statistics.
You’ll learn in-depth skills in mathematics and statistics to work as an applied statistician in a variety of industries, government, or nonprofit agencies or for graduate studies. You’ll also gain effective communication skills for the presentation of analysis or results.
For the BS degree in mathematics with a concentration in applied statistics, students will complete 120 credit hours overall.
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.
Mathematics major median starting salary:
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- New initiatives: collaborate, create, and explore at our IDEAStudio and the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research
- Community: participate in our chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics or the student-led group, Mathematics and Physics Opportunities for Women in Research
- Honors College: take advanced courses, pursue research, and be part of a community of scholars
- Study Abroad: earn academic credits and gain a global perspective on your field
- Undergraduate Research: faculty work with students on cutting-edge research projects
- University Studies: gain the benefit of a broad university education to enhance your knowledge and skills
- Master of Science in Data Science: Through a joint initiative with the Computer and Information Science department, we offer a Master's degree in Data Science.
- PhD in Computational Science and Engineering: Earn an advanced degree in computational science through our Engineering/Applied Science program.
- PhD in STEM Education: Learn interdisciplinary perspectives in education research.