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Mathematics

Understand, describe and model physical phenomena.

Our graduates enjoy successful careers in business analytics, computer science, economics, engineering, teaching and research. A degree in mathematics also prepares students for graduate studies in mathematics and many related fields.

93%

of our majors earn their degree in 4 years

49%

of current majors are female

8

number of current faculty who have won awards for teaching, research or service

A High-Quality Education

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Annual Math Events
  • Statistics in Service of the Common Good
  • All majors complete an individual capstone project under the direction of a faculty member. Students have opportunities to engage in undergraduate research through UD-funded summer fellowships. If you are interested in research, we encourage you to also pursue summer research opportunities through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

    Undergraduate Mathematics Day is a biennial conference allowing undergraduate students to hear about mathematical research and the applications to disciplines related to mathematics. The Biennial Alumni Career Seminar connects current students with some of our distinguished mathematics alumni and gives students the opportunity to understand the breadth of career opportunities.

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    Mathematics prepares students for a wide array of careers. Chris Cabanski '07 is the director of biostatistics at the non-profit Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. He oversees the biostatistics, statistical programming and clinical reporting for all PICI-sponsored clinical trials testing whether new cancer treatments are safe and effective.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Math Club and Pi Mu Epsilon

    We have a thriving Math Club and a chapter of the national mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon. The Math Club is student-run under the guidance of a faculty member. It organizes and hosts the annual High School Mathematics Contest for area high school students.

    Integration Bee

    Every year, the department organizes and hosts the popular Integration Bee as part of the Bro. Joseph Stander Symposium . The bee is a competition similar to a spelling bee, with student teams solving problems from integral calculus.

    National and International Competitions

    Our students are encouraged to apply their knowledge in mathematics-related competitions. Every year, students compete in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, which is open to all undergraduate students in the USA and Canada. Our students have also participated in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, the SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling, and the American Statistical Association of America’s DataFest.

    Bachelor’s Plus Master’s Program

    The BPM degree option allows undergraduate students majoring in mathematics to obtain both a bachelor of science and a master of science in five years. The undergraduate degree is earned in the first four years, with the master's degree being earned in the fifth year. BPM students are charged at the regular undergraduate tuition rate for their first four years, and are offered the discounted graduate tuition rate for the 24 semester hours of graduate coursework. During M.S. degree completion, several paid teaching opportunities are available.

    CONTACT

    Department of Mathematics

    Science Center, Room 313
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2316
    937-229-2511
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    16

    average class size for upper level mathematics courses