Mathematics is at the heart of many of today’s advancements in science and technology and is contributing to progress in other fields such as industrial and architectural design, economics, biology, linguistics, data science, and psychology. Studying mathematics can provide you with a competitive advantage in many fields, and can also give you a firm foundation for further study in a variety of other disciplines.
The URI math department offers both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. The B.A. is often obtained in a double major with secondary education. The B.S. has two options, general or applied. The general option is intended for students considering graduate study in mathematics. The applied option emphasizes the applications of mathematics while still providing a basic theoretical foundation. Students who enroll in the applied option often double major in areas such as engineering, computer science, data science, physics, economics, and finance. The math department also offers a minor in mathematics.
The math department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees as well. Our M.S. program prepares students for work in industry, teaching, and doctoral level study. The Ph.D. program has two options, the general program and the applied program. The general program provides training in mathematical research and prepares students for careers in college and university teaching as well as work in industry. The applied program emphasizes interdisciplinary work.