Degree Programs
We’ve worked hard to create a program for students with interests from the purely theoretical to the highly practical. The percentage of math majors at UR is among the highest at any university. In addition, we have a large number of double majors.
In planning your schedule, please see an adviser in the department. Also see the Career Planning Guide for information on why a math degree is a valuable credential for business as well as academics, where to apply for jobs, and advice on resume writing.
Mathematics

 Math majors
 We offer an Honors BA, a BS, a BA, and a BS in applied math.

 Math minor
 Students often find that they already have the courses they need for the math minor.
Joint programs

 BA in Mathematics and Statistics
 Combining Mathematics with Statistics.

 4+1 Program in teaching and curriculum
 Undergraduates can pursue a career in teaching and to earn a master’s degree from the Warner School in a special 4+1 pattern of enrollment. The master’s degree is required for permanent certification in New York State.
Certificate programs

 Actuarial Studies
 Actuaries design insurance policies, and the pay is very high at the top levels.

 Mathematical Modeling in Political Science and Economics
 Mathematics is playing an increasingly important role in the social sciences.
Other degree requirements

 Allied field courses
 Several majors in the Mathematics department require additional advanced courses.

 Upperlevel writing
 Any student obtaining a degree in Mathematics must
pass two courses, which may be any of the following types:

an upper level, four credit Mathematics course carrying a W designation, including MTH200W or MTH300W;

Math 391W, a onecredit course, taken in conjunction with either Math 174 or any 200 level Mathematics course with the prior approval of the instructor, or independently of any course in consultation with a faculty member;

at most one four credit course, approved in advance by the student’s adviser in the mathematics department, satisfying part of the upper level writing requirement in another department.
