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Major in Mathematics BA, BS

Mathematics

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.

We offer teacher preparation for students who are interested in teaching math at the middle or high school level. Learn more about teacher preparation

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, a degree in applied and computational mathematics, 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

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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

 

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.

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.

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.

 

  • 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

Continue your education with graduate studies

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