The Department of Mathematics offers a variety of interdisciplinary accelerated 5-year BS/MS programs! This program meshes well with an Honors College thesis. Transition to the graduate program happens during the 4th year. Your Akron Scholarship or Honors College Scholarship can be used in the first 4 years to cover both undergraduate and graduate expenses, and the Department has graduate assistantships available for the 5th year. Planning early is the key to success for these programs; for more information, visit 5-year Master's or contact Dr. Pat Wilber, Graduate Coordinator of the Math Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Mathematics
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4002
College of Arts and Sciences Building
Dr. Kevin Kreider
Assistant to the Chair
Ms. Pamela Hoover
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Math is everywhere—it is used to describe the natural and also the human-made world around us!
Doing mathematics is interesting, exciting, and fulfilling. Solving a challenging problem and knowing you have the right answer is a truly rewarding experience. The study of Applied Mathematics teaches you how to analyze complex problems so you can obtain meaningful solutions.
The strong analytical skills you develop by studying Mathematics are an invaluable asset no matter what career path you ultimately pursue. Mathematics is the foundation of all the natural sciences. Mathematics is central to many of today’s most exciting fields, like data analytics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, computational science, and more. Mathematicians are in high demand in nearly every sector of the workforce.
Mathematics reaches realistic solutions using abstract tools. We can create mathematical models at any scale — electrons, ecosystems, or economies. We can design new molecules for medicines and materials. We can optimize for efficient communication and secure networking. We can decode a genome and decipher its history. We can discover the best environmental and financial options.
Applied mathematicians use mathematics to solve problems in science and engineering. We set up systems of differential and functional equations, solve them directly or approximately via programming, and then apply the practical results. Theoretical mathematicians explore beyond the physical models. We create new mathematics by uncovering logical structures, geometries, patterns and symmetries.
With a degree in mathematics or applied mathematics you can work in virtually any field— in the public, academic and industrial sectors. Math majors have all the skills employers want!
The Math Department's Eleventh Annual Poster Session will be held on Wednesday 30 November. It will feature over 40 student research projects in a variety of mathematical areas.