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.
- Math minor
- Students often find that they already have the courses they need for the math minor.
- 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.
- 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.
- Upper-level 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 one-credit 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.