Mathematics bridges the humanities and the sciences. Its position among the humanities is based on the study of mathematics as one of the liberal arts for more than two thousand years. The natural sciences have invariably turned to mathematics for techniques needed to explore the consequences of scientific theories. In the last few decades social scientists have increasingly found higher mathematics of value in their training and research.  Still an expanding subject, mathematics is a part of more new and challenging frontiers than at any time in its long history—with many new fields, from data science to quantum computing, requiring new techniques and inspiring ideas for exploration.

Graduating math majors have obtained employment in a variety of jobs in business, industry, and governmental agencies and also have obtained teaching positions at the secondary school level (such teaching positions normally require teaching certification). Others have continued their education at the graduate level in mathematics and other fields. Departments in a variety of fields which use mathematics, including some in the social and biological sciences as well as in engineering and the physical sciences, are interested in attracting math majors into their graduate programs. Math Ph.D.'s obtain academic positions at the college and university level and nonacademic positions entailing consulting and research. The math major requirements are flexible enough to allow preparation for various goals, interests, and careers.

Students interested in mathematics might also consider the related degree program in applied mathematics, engineering and physics.


Anderson, David F
Andrews, Uri
Angenent, Sigurd B.
Arinkin, Dima
Caldararu, Andrei
Craciun, Gheorghe
Denisov, Sergey
Ellenberg, Jordan
Erman, Daniel M
Feldman, Mikhail
Gong, Xianghong
Gurevich, Shamgar
Kent, Autumn Exum (Graduate Director)
Lempp, Steffen
Mari-Beffa, Gloria
Maxim, Laurentiu
Miller, Joseph S
Paul, Sean T
Poltoratski, Alexei
Roch, Sebastien
Rycroft, Christopher
Seeger, Andreas
Seppalainen, Timo (Chair)
Smith, Leslie M.
Soskova, Mariya
Spagnolie, Saverio
Stechmann, Sam
Stovall, Betsy
Street, Brian Thomas (Associate Chair)
Terwilliger, Paul M.
Thiffeault, Jean-Luc
Valko, Benedek (Undergraduate Director)
Waleffe, Fabian
Yang, Tonghai

Associate Professors:

Dymarz, Tullia Maria
Guo, Shaoming
Ifrim, Mihaela
Kim, Chanwoo
Li, Qin
Marshall, Simon Lindsay
Tran, Hung Vinh
Wang, Botong

Assistant Professors:

Apisa, Paul
Chen, Nan
Cochran, Amy
Fabien, Maurice
Kemeny, Michael L J
Lawrence, Brian
Loving, Marissa
Lyu, Hanbaek
Rodriguez, Jose Israel
Shankar, Ananth
Shcherbyna, Tetyana
Shen, Hao
Uyanik, Caglar
Waldron, Alex
Wu, Chenxi
Zepeda-Nunez, Leonardo
Zimmer, Andrew

Academic staff:

Benguria Andrews, Soledad (Calculus Coordinator) 
Grizzard, Robert (Associate Director for Instructional Programs) 
Ivanov, Mikhail (Math Learning Center Instructor) 
Jackson, Billy (Director of the Precalculus Program) 
Keller, Mitch (Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs) 
Kwon, Oh Hoon (Associate Director of the Precalculus Program) 
Lindsey, Melissa (Director of Instructional Support) Phillipson, 
Kaitlyn (Linear Algebra Coordinator) 
Rineck, Leah (Math Learning Center Director) 
Williams, Cassie (Associate Director of Instructional and Professional Development) 
Work, Grace (Associate Director of Undergraduate Research)

Enrollment Coordinator:

Kyle Martinez