Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in math or applied mathematics.
A small but focused department that pays attention to its students.
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.
Rochester’s Undergraduate Math Program Is Ahead of the Curve
In 2017, nearly 10 percent of the total number of Arts, Sciences and Engineering graduates completed a math major, the highest percentage ever at the University, and one of the highest of any institution in the country. The popularity of math among Rochester undergraduates is due to several factors, starting with the faculty’s general philosophy of math education.Read More
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.Read More
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.Learn More
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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.
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.Learn More
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