Department of Mathematics

5 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2709 (ph); 401.874.4454 (f)

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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.

Math Double Majors

Sometimes, graduating with a second degree requires only a few additional credits. Find out more about the Applied Math B.S., the Math/Pre-Actuarial B.S., and the Math/Statistics B.S. degrees here.



Sometimes students need assistance outside of class time to address specific issues not covered during lectures.  Find out more about when math tutoring is available to URI students.


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Once a class fills up and registration is no longer possible, students may sign up on this waiting list to get a permission number to enter a course.


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  • Calc Bowl 2020

    14th URI Calc-Bowl Math Competition 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday April 1, 2020 Pastore Hall, Room 124 **** Math Jeopardy! **** **** Lively math competition between...

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