Mathematics Fundamentals

Today, all sciences — every field within the social and natural sciences alike — offer problems that demand mathematical expertise. 

  • Core courses provide in-depth understanding of one or more areas in the mathematical sciences.
  • Degree program can be tailored to an area of specialization, such as:
    • physics
    • chemistry
    • computer science
    • social science
    • economics
    • business
    • secondary education
    • engineering

Professional Preparation

  • Coursework will prepare you for graduate school or fields such as business, law, medicine, computer technology, engineering, physics and the social sciences.
  • B.S./M.S. Program in Mathematics - this accelerated option enables you to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

Our Faculty

  • Focus on interdisciplinary research, working with researchers in many different fields.
  • Pursue scholarly activities that range from pure and applied mathematics to mathematics education and teacher training.
  • Consult with local industry to teach mathematical concepts and challenges from a practical perspective.

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Experience mathematics firsthand through our research facilities:

  • Applied Mathematics Research Laboratory
  • General-purpose computer labs
  • Access to facilities at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and NASA Supercomputer facilities

Real-World Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program in the mathematics field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary. 

Mathematics Student Organizations 

Interact with other mathematics students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics honorary society)
  • Math Club

Curriculum Guide

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For More Information:

Department of Mathematics

Contact: Dr. Kevin Kreider

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in mathematics paves the way to career opportunities in business, law, medicine, computer technology, engineering, physics, the social sciences and education. 

Career Outlook 

Those with degrees in mathematics have a wide choice of career opportunities. Job prospects are especially good for those with advanced degrees. Mathematicians work for:

  • research and testing services
  • educational services
  • security and commodity exchanges
  • banks
  • insurance companies
  • management and public relations businesses
  • aerospace and drug industries
  • education and academics

A&S Careers Program

Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • lending library with up-to-date, career-related publications
  • computer workroom for resume writing and employment research
  • volunteer, paid and for-credit internship placement on and off campus
  • department-specific mentoring arrangements

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