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B.S. in Mathematics

Take courses in theoretical and applied mathematics while learning to solve problems in creative ways.

There are two paths to study mathematics at the University of Mississippi. Choose between the more broad training of the Bachelor of Arts in mathematics or the more specialized Bachelor of Science in mathematics. The B.S. degree allows students gain more depth in areas such as pure, applied, and discrete mathematics, statistics, or actuarial science.

Key Benefits

Gain facility in the use of technology that transfers easily to other areas of inquiry. From the freshman-level courses with computer lab projects to the advanced statistics laboratory, our courses have evolved with the advances in technology. The B.S. degree best prepares students for graduate school in mathematics or to undertake careers in mathematically oriented professions.

Graduate Outcomes

A liberal arts education prepares graduates to deal with complexity and change. They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with diverse groups. Related careers in mathematics include education, research, information technology, finance, actuarial science, banking, health care, statistical analysts, national intelligence, and law.

Experiences Offered

The Department of Mathematics provides many opportunities for undergraduate research, conference travel, and participation in local and national academic competitions. They may also participate in seminar talks tailored to their career and mathematical interests.

B.S. in Mathematics Faculty

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Mississippi includes faculty members whose areas of expertise include matroid theory, graph theory, functional analysis, statistics, analytic number theory, complex analysis, commutative algebra, probability theory, dynamical systems, sympletic topology, and mathematical physics.

Qingying Bu
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Gerard J Buskes
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Jeremy T Clark
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Donald R Cole
ASSISTANT PROVOST AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Sasa Kocic
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Thai Hoang Le
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Samuel T Lisi
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Martial Longla
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Micah Baruch Milinovich
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Erwin Diaz Mina
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Dao Xuan Nguyen
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Talmage James Reid
CHAIR AND PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Hailin Sang
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Laura Jean Sheppardson
ASSOCIATE CHAIR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Sandra M Spiroff
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Bing Wei
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Haidong Wu
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Erica Paige Gillentine
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
Julie J Anderson
LECTURER IN MATHEMATICS
Michael Wayne Azlin
LECTURER IN MATHEMATICS
Cody J Harville
INSTRUCTOR IN MATHEMATICS
Kayla Denise Davis Harville
INSTRUCTOR AND DIRECTOR OF FRESHMAN MATHEMATICS
James A Henegan
VISITING INSTRUCTOR IN MATHEMATICS
Kelvin Holmes
INSTRUCTOR IN MATHEMATICS
Robert Hunt
LECTURER IN MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SPECIALIST
Stephan Christopher Roberts
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR IN MATHEMATICS
Lanzhen Song
LECTURER IN MATHEMATICS
Jon-Michael Wimberly
INSTRUCTOR IN MATHEMATICS
Qin Zhang
INSTRUCTOR IN MATHEMATICS

A major in mathematics for a B.S. degree consists of 12 semester hours in the calculus sequence (Math 261 or 271; 262, 263, 264) and 30 hours of upper-level courses that must include Math 305, 319, 555, and 556. A computer programming class is also required.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in mathematics program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Samuel Watson

Samuel (B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, B.A. in Classics, 2008; M.S. in Mathematics, 2009) was an honors student who received a Goldwater and Gates Cambridge Scholarship as well as UM awards in classics and mathematics. He wrote exams for the university's high school math contest and coached the Oxford Middle School Mathcounts team to a state championship. After studying mathematics at the University of Cambridge, he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT on a National Science Foundation fellowship. Now Director of Graduate Studies in the Data Science Initiative at Brown University, he researches fractal curves and surfaces which emerge from the study of geometric arrangements of microscopic randomness, and trains students in data science.

Why study mathematics at UM?
"Mathematical ideas have recently been leveraged to profound effect in the social sciences, physical sciences, business, finance, and other fields. Honing your mathematical problem solving skills in college puts you at the forefront of these developments. The UM math department in particular provides a welcoming and supportive learning environment. You will have invaluable opportunities for mentorship from professors who care about you as an individual."

Student Organizations

Join Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society.