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Learn critical thinking and technical problem solving skills

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Explore various aspects of math through research

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Major & Minor

Pursue a degree or take courses in math or applied mathematics.

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Graduate Studies

A small but focused department that pays attention to its students.

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Math Research

Including number theory, analysis, topology, dynamics, geometry, probability, and more.

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Students interested in teaching can get their BA in math and BS in education in just five years through the 4+1 program, offered jointly with the Warner School.

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The Department of Mathematics sponsors colloquia events on topics like ergodic theory and additive combinatorics, and the construction of Tesselated Riemann surfaces.

Professor Alex Iosevich was named 2014-2015 Professor of the Year by the Student Association.

The department of Mathematics offers a joint BA in math and statistics.

Pie Day 2016

Math Spotlight

Discovery of classic pi formula a ‘cunning piece of magic’

While most people associate the mathematical constant π (pi) with arcs and circles, mathematicians are accustomed to seeing it in a variety of fields. But two University scientists were still surprised to find it lurking in a quantum mechanics formula for the energy states of the hydrogen atom.

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Faculty Spotlight

Doug Ravenel's work on the Kervaire invariant one

The Annals of Mathematics has accepted for publication the paper “On the non-existence of elements of Kervaire invariant one”, co-authored by professor Doug Ravenel. The paper is over 200 published pages, an unusual devotion of space to one paper for this journal. The length is justified by the need to explain many new things in order to understand the proof.

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WeBWorK is is an open-source online homework system developed by the UR Math Department. The software is currently being used at over 700 colleges and universities in North America and around the world.

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Mathematics was ranked number 11 on Forbes list of most valuable college majors.

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CareerCast recently ranked mathematicians as the number one best job to have. 

Why Math?

Graduates with a degree in math are in high demand and have a multitude of career options including actuarial scientist, cryptographer, and teacher.  Mathematicians and statisticians were also ranked first and third respectively in CareerCast’s top 200 jobs.

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