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Explore various aspects of math through research

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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.

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Math Spotlight

Student work earns national praise in data science competition

A computer model to help clinicians predict Parkinson’s disease progression has landed two Rochester undergraduates and their faculty mentor a top honor from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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NSF award for research focusing on manifolds

Professor of Math Sema Salur has received a three-year research award from the National Science Foundation for her work on manifolds with special holonomy. These are spaces whose infinitesimal symmetries allow them to play a crucial role in M-theory, a “theory of everything” that explains the unification of the fundamental forces of nature.

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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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