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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 mathematicsyou'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.

Enrollment in the 4+1 Teacher Preparation program allows undergraduate students to begin the education coursework towards a master’s degree in teaching (MAT) as early as the sophomore year. Half of the degree is completed as an undergraduate, reducing the time and costs of earning a graduate degree.

Student success

Shawn Koohy presents in the Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room
Shawn Koohy '24: Opportunities in research

Mathematics major builds prolific undergraduate research career

Graduate School Placements

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Stanford University 
  • Brown University  
  • University of Illinois—​Chicago 
  • Michigan State University 
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Tufts University 


Career placements

  • Exxon Research and Engineering 
  • Schlumberger-Doll Research 
  • MathWorks, Inc
  • Daniel H. Wagner Associates 
  • Boston Scientific
  • Constellation Energy Grou
  • Citibank

Internship Placements

  • Liberty Mutual
  • Prudential
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Biogen Idec


Mathematics major median starting salary:

NACE Data Collection of Class of 2022 Undergraduate Alumni


Credit: LISA mission
NASA, ESA move forward on science supported by UMassD mathematics faculty

UMassD faculty and students play prominent role in probing the history of the universe.

UMassD advantages

  • New initiatives: collaborate, create, and explore at 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 

International (F-1) students who receive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees may be eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). To learn about the eligibility criteria and detailed steps to apply, please review the International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC) OPT page and USCIS resources. F-1 students must consult with the ISSC to apply for STEM OPT.

Expand your opportunities

Teacher preparation

Your path to becoming a middle or high school teacher in Mathematics.

Mathematics faculty

Adam Hausknecht
Adam Hausknecht, PhD
Alfa Heryudono
Alfa Heryudono, PhD
Adriano Marzullo, PhD
Bo Dong
Bo Dong, PhD
Biyong Luo
Cheng Wang
Cheng Wang, PhD
Dana Fine
Dana Fine, PhD
Donghui Yan
Donghui Yan, PhD
Gary Davis
Gary Davis, PhD
Julie Reitzas
Julie Reitzas
Michael Costa
Melvyn Huff
Timothy Diamantoni
Ronald Tannenwald
Sergei Artamoshin, PhD
Sara Dalton Bildik
Sara Dalton Bildik
Scott Field, PhD
Sigal Gottlieb
Sigal Gottlieb, PhD
Saeja Kim
Saeja Kim, PhD
Vijay Varma
Vijay Varma, PhD
Yanlai Chen
Yanlai Chen, PhD
Zheng Chen
Zheng Chen, PhD
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