The B.A. in Mathematics program is designed for students with career interests outside the sciences, such as business, economics, philosophy or teaching.

What courses will you take?

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The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics has the same rigorous mathematics curriculum as the Bachelor of Science but it offers increased flexibility to pursue additional majors and minors in other departments, particularly in the arts and social sciences. 

The B.A. degree is particularly suited to students interested in a teaching career and, in conjunction with the UTeach program, leads to the STEM Teaching Minor and ultimately Massachusetts initial teacher licensure.

Students working toward a B.A. are able to choose a concentration outside the College of Science to complete their coursework. Courses for B.A. in Mathematics

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  • 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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Internships

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.

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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

Meet Our Students

Alex Frieden stands at a lectern and speaks into a microphone.
Alex Frieden '09
Mathematics

Alex Frieden found his calling thanks to an elective sociology course.

UMass Lowell hires professors who are there to connect with students, and that really speaks to the university’s character
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Deborah Washington Brown '75
Mathematics

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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Evana Gizzi delivers a speech at the UMass Lowell graduation ceremony.
Evana Gizzi ’13, ’14
Mathematics

A required computing course launched mathematics alum Evana Gizzi on a path to working at NASA.

Throughout my entire time at UMass Lowell, I had become so conditioned to exist among those who believed in me.
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Eric Roy '22
Meteorology and Mathematics

Eric Roy started doing meteorological research on campus the summer after his freshman year – and then won two research internships with government agencies.

I can’t say enough good things about UML and how they’ve helped me.
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UMass Lowell physics student Dashon Jones talks with a student while standing before a computer screen displaying data.
Dashon Jones '23
Physics

Honors physics alum Dashon Jones ’23 took advantage of research opportunities on and off campus.

I heard great things about the university’s STEM programs and research opportunities.
Read More About Dashon Jones