The B.S. in Mathematics provides theory and training in both applied and core mathematics.

What courses will you take?

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With the B.S. in Mathematics, you will gain exposure to a broad array of mathematics topics while incorporating a significant amount of science coursework. 

At UMass Lowell, we offer the following options, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities. 

  • General Option - This is the most flexible option, delivering the core mathematics degree while allowing you maximum freedom to pursue advanced mathematical topics as well as explore other disciplines. General Option courses
  • Applied & Computational Mathematics Option - Gain knowledge of mathematics with applications in various other fields and practical scientific computing skills. Applied & Computational Mathematics Option courses
  • Bioinformatics OptionBioinformatics is concerned with the analysis and interpretation of biological data. In this option, you will gain understanding of the mathematics, biology, chemistry and computing required to meet the challenges of the dynamic bioinformatics field. Bioinformatics Option courses
  • Business Applications Option - Gain the mathematics foundation needed for careers in economics or finance. Business Applications Option courses 
  • Computer Science Option - Build a mathematical foundation to prepare for careers in computer science fields. Computer Science Option courses 
  • Probability & Statistics Option - Prepare for careers in statistics or data science by building a strong foundation in mathematics and gaining useful skills for real-world work experience. Probability & Statistics Option courses 
  • Teaching Option - Deepen your mathematics pedagogical content knowledge as you complete math courses and coursework that makes explicit connections between post-secondary and secondary-level mathematics. Teaching Option courses

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Visit the Academic Catalog for all degree pathways, including those from prior enrollment years.
  • A graduate from the Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Department will be expected to be able to:

    1. Develop critical thinking skills which can be applied to a range of disciplines
    2. Read, write, and speak about mathematics
    3. Work as part of a multidisciplinary team on math-related projects
    4. Solve mathematical problems using a variety of tools and strategies
    5. Understand and be able to construct logical arguments
    6. Learn new mathematics independently

Why study mathematics at UMass Lowell?

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Research Opportunities

Conduct one-on-one research with faculty on problems of pure or applied mathematics and statistics.

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STEM Teaching Minor

Interested in a career in teaching high school math? Choose the STEM Teaching (UTeach) minor, which leads to math teaching certification as part of the BS Mathematics degree.

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Connect what you learn in the classroom to the real world. Our students have interned at diverse companies, including: 

  • John Hancock Financial
  • Lincoln Laboratories
  • MITRE Corporation
  • NASA
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Bachelor’s-to-Master's Program

Get on the fast track to an advanced degree with our combined bachelor's-to-master's program.

  • Available to juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.000 or better
  • Offers a continuous, coordinated sequence of courses
  • Reduced credit-hour requirements can save you time and money

What can you do with a degree in mathematics?

Graduates from UMass Lowell's mathematics program are prepared for careers in diverse fields, including education, engineering, finance, actuarial positions, programming, social sciences, and statistics.

UMass Lowell math student Cora Casteel speaks enthusiastically in the Honors College office

Alumni of our program have worked at:

  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • DataRobot
  • Lincoln Labs
  • Micron Technologies
  • Raytheon
  • Russian School of Mathematics
  • School districts throughout the region
  • Scribe Software
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • U.S. Census Bureau

Meet Our Students and Faculty

Jacob Solomon in lab
Jacob Solomon ’18
English & Mathematics

Jacob Solomon is as well-rounded as they come. The honors English and math major is assisting with research in a biology lab.

As a college student, I don’t just want to do such-and-such professional task. I want to learn and convince myself that the world is accessible to me.
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Tom Heywosz writes formulas on a white board
Thomas Heywosz '18, '19
Math and UTeach

Thomas Heywosz’s experiences in the UTeach program and in Haiti have made him a successful high school math teacher.

You just know when it’s a good fit, like when I toured UMass Lowell: I just knew it was the right choice.
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SGA President Lisa Degou and student Trustee Lindy Reed chat with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney at their monthly lunch.
Lisa Degou '18
Political Science & Mathematics

As Student Government Association president, Lisa Degou meets with Chancellor Moloney every month to negotiate for student interests.

I fell in love with all the opportunities and the diversity here.
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Deborah Washington Brown '75

One of the first Black women to graduate from UML with a math degree, Deborah Washington Brown ’75 spent her lifetime running toward new challenges.

She single-handedly demolished any stereotypes or reduced expectations we had, and rewrote the attitudinal ‘manual’ for the potential of women and minorities in the sciences. - Prof. Alexander Olsen
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UMass student Karina Provost stands wearing a backpack
Karina Provost '22
Mathematical Sciences

As one of three siblings in college, Karina Provost says her family appreciates financial awards, such as the Kennedy Family Merit Scholarship.

Scholarships have been really helpful. They let me focus more on school.
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