As a mathematics major, you will gain the tools for explanation and analysis in the physical world, and in engineering, business and the social sciences.

What courses will you take?

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers two undergraduate degree programs, one leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and the other to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. In both programs, you will take courses covering the same mathematical content. 

The BS program requires more science courses than the BA program and offers the following options, which lead to a wide variety of careers: 

  • General Option
  • Applied & Computational Mathematics Option
  • Bioinformatics Option
  • Business Applications Option
  • Computer Science Option
  • Probability & Statistics Option
  • Teaching Option

The BA program is suitable for students with career interests outside the sciences, such as business, economics, or philosophy. 

Visit the Academic Catalog for a complete course listing and to learn about the Mathematics minor.

  • Degree Pathways are a semester-by-semester sequence of courses recommended for successful completion of a degree, diploma, credential or certificate from the university. The most current degree pathways are:

    Visit the Academic Catalog for all degree pathways, including those from prior enrollment years.
  • A graduate in Mathematical Sciences 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 3.0 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.

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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