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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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.

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

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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Tanya Kieu holds cotton candy and popcorn below an arch of balloon flowers at UMass Lowell's SpringFest.
Tanya Kieu '24
Mathematics

Aspiring math teacher Tanya Kieu ’24 gained real-world teaching experience through the UTeach program.

It was really nice to interact with students in a classroom.
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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.
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Cora Casteel speaks enthusiastically in the Honors College office
Cora Casteel '19, '20
Mathematics

Cora Casteel says mathematics will help her with a career in policing and criminal justice policy.

Math teaches you how to think, how to problem-solve and how to tackle issues logically.
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UMass Lowell student Ginika Okoli smiles while holding two candy bars.
Ginika Okoli '24
Mathematics

A data analytics summer internship at candy giant Mars Inc. gave Ginika Okoli a new perspective on her mathematics degree.

I did not expect myself to be where I am right now, but UMass Lowell has held my hand the whole way.
Read More About Ginika Okoli