Mathematical Sciences

Five Year BS/MS Programs in Mathematics

Five Year “Plus One” Program in Mathematics

Qualified students can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mathematics in five years. Interested students should apply during the junior year. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in mathematics courses and overall.

Students may begin taking graduate courses during their junior year as long as course prerequisites are met. All the requirements for both the BS (or BA) and MS degrees in mathematics must be satisfied.  However, students may count six graduate credits toward both the BS (or BA) and MS degrees. Furthermore, applicants do not need to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which is required for admission to other graduate programs.

Application forms can be obtained from the graduate school or on the university web site. Students interested in this program should contact the mathematics graduate coordinator, Ravi Montenegro, Ph.D. (Olney Hall 428-E, Ravi_Montenegro@uml.edu) during their junior year.

Fast Track to Teaching

The Department of Mathematical Science and the Graduate School of Education jointly offer a five-year program leading to a BS (or BA) degree in mathematics, an M.Ed. degree in curriculum and instruction, and initial teacher certification. To be eligible, a student must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 and take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). All the requirements for both the BS (or BA) and M.Ed. degrees must be satisfied. Mathematics majors interested in this program should contact the Graduate School of Education program coordinator Vera Ossen, Ed.D. (O’Leary Library 510E, Vera_Ossen@uml.edu) during their junior year.

Five Year “Plus One” Program in Mathematics and Epidemiology

The Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Work Environment jointly offer a five-year program leading to a BS in mathematics and an MS in epidemiology. Mathematics majors may apply for the Plus One program during their junior year. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in mathematics courses and overall.  Students may begin taking graduate courses during their junior year as long as course prerequisites are met.

In order to finish both degrees in five years, students must take 126 credits in the first four years, including 12 graduate credits. Six of these graduate credits will count towards both the BS and MS degrees (19.575 Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology and 92.591 Linear Modeling and Regression Methods) and six credits will fulfill requirements for the master's degree (19.500 Analytical Context Work Environment and 19.503 Toxicology and Health).

Students interested in this program should contact the mathematics undergraduate coordinator Shelley Rasmussen, Ph.D. (Olney Hall 428T, Shelley_Rasmussen@uml.edu) as early as possible so they can be advised to take the necessary courses.