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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.
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.
On January 16, 2022, Frederick R. Cohen, professor of mathematics, passed away at the age of 76. Fred joined the University in 1989 and was a force of nature who breathed and slept mathematics. Plans for a memorial service will be announced later this year.Continue Reading
Why this Rochester math professor champions year-round undergraduate research
Alex Iosevich, a professor of mathematics and director of the Tripods REU and STEM for ALL programs at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, seeks to make undergraduate research “a fundamental part of the curriculum.”Continue Reading
Mathematics was recently ranked eighth on the list of best college majors by College Values Online.
US News and World Report ranks mathematician as the third best business job to have today.
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.