Welcome to the Mathematics Department. A degree in Mathematics will serve you well. Many companies in industry and the service sector are interested in graduates who have a degree in Mathematics. While some students complete a Bachelor's Degree and from there, get a job, others continue on to graduate school. The Wall Street Journal Report of 2010 (see link) ranks Mathematics as the 6th best field for jobs. Actuarial science, which is a specialty within Mathematics, is number 1! Students who major in mathematics often double major in education, science, engineering, or computer science. These majors have natural connections. Now that you are convinced that the job prospects are good, let's look at all of the other benefits. If you like math, which you must, or you wouldn't be reading this, our department offers you challenging and inspiring core courses along with higher level courses in several areas that allow you to explore the fascinating world of mathematics. You might be surprised to find that creativity plays a large role in higher-level math. How did Newton come up with his discovery of what is now known as the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus? Let's just say he was a genius with a lot of insight. Major in math and see for yourself!
Click the image to view a video of Zak Kudlak, who graduated from our Department with a Ph.D. in Mathematics in Spring 2010. Zak talks about his experiences at URI as an undergraduate and as a graduate student. Contact Professor Nancy Eaton, Department Chair, 401.874.2709, for more information about our degree programs.