Mathematical Sciences

College of Science

Department of

Mathematical Sciences


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Quick Links

Why Major in Math?

Online Algebra Tutorial Program.

Math Testing Center

Information and schedules for the Math Placement Test, Workshops and Proctored Testing.

Self-Paced Math Tutorials

Having trouble passing the Math Placement Test? Check out Preparing for the Math Placement Test, or take a self-paced tutorial program in Basic Math or Algebra


New BS in Mathematics with Concentration in Mathematical Statistics is now available

Click here for more information.

Course Home Pages Now Available

Click on Current Students/Courses to find the link to Fall 2014 course home pages.

GMU EXTREEMS Program: Research in Computational Math/Data Science

Applications are now being accepted for new undergraduate research opportunties in computational math and data science. Information on the 2015 GMU-EXTREEMS program is available at the EXTREEMS web page.

Dual Enrollment Courses

The Mathematics Department has an agreement with Fairfax County Public Schools for FCPS-GMU Dual Enrollment Courses.

Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth

Mason's popular program for young math and tech students. Information is available on the Summer 2014 Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth program, organized by Math professor J.E. Lin.


Mathematics is one of the few disciplines that teaches us about the power of thought as distinct from the power of authority. It is not necessarily dependent on our physical observations of the world, and yet it constantly provides models for our observations. Such models—usually studied in applied mathematics—may have relevance in traditional sciences such as physics, biology, or chemistry. Topics studied by mathematicians, such as chaos theory or dynamical systems, often serve as models for economics, neuroscience, or predictors of fluctuations in the stock market.

Students majoring in mathematics take courses in the logical foundations of mathematics, the calculus sequence, matrix algebra, and discrete mathematics. Majors choose from a concentration of applied, traditional, or actuarial mathematics. Both the B.A. and the B.S. in mathematics will allow entry to advanced studies or career opportunities as diverse as the fields to which mathematics is applied. The metro region of Washington, DC is a particularly fertile area for related job opportunities, including consulting, teaching, and government.


About George Mason

Since it was founded in 1972, George Mason University has grown into a major educational force and earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial institution. Just minutes from Washington, D.C., George Mason has a growing and diverse student body and an exceptional faculty of enterprising scholars. At the center of the world's political, information, and communications networks, George Mason is the university needed by a region and a world driven by new social, economic, and technological realities.









Department of Mathematical Sciences

4400 University Drive, MS:  3F2

Exploratory Hall, room 4400

Fairfax, Virginia  22030

Main Phone Number:  703-993-1460

Fax Number:  703-993-1491

News and Events

Mathematics Colloquium on Feb. 12

The Mathematics Colloquium will meet on Friday, Feb. 12 at 3:30 pm in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Steve Halperin of the University of Maryland will talk on Lie algebras and the rational homotopy groups of a topological space.

Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry Seminar on Feb. 12

The next meeting of the CAG Seminar will be Friday, Feb. 12 at 12:30pm in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Geir Agnarsson will speak on Max-weight rooted-subtree problem and computer security.

Applied and Computational Math Seminar on Feb. 12

The next meeting of the Applied and Computational Math Seminar will be Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 pm in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. John Shebalin of NASA/GMU will speak on Large-scale coherent structure in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence.

GMU Wins Undergraduate Research Awards at JMM 2016

Three GMU math majors won Outstanding Poster Awards at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings. See details.