Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Why Major in Math?

Online Algebra Tutorial Program.

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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

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Course Home Pages Now Available

Click on Current Students/Courses to find the link to Spring 2016 course home pages.

Mason Experimental Geometry Lab (MEGL)

MEGL accepts applications for research interns every semester and summer. Funding is available for work-study students, and qualified students can earn course credit or work towards an honors thesis. Please see the MEGL web page for details.

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 2016 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 2016 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.


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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

Applied and Computational Math Seminar on May 4

The next meeting of the Applied and Computational Math Seminar will be Thursday, May 4 at 1:00 pm in Room 3301, Exploratory Hall. Scott Field of U. Massachutsetts Dartmouthwill speak on Fast recovery of far-field time-domain signals from near-field data.

Mathematics Colloquium on May 5

The next meeting of the Mathematical Sciences Colloquium will be Friday, May 5 at 3:30 in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Carolyn Chun of the United States Naval Academy will talk on Inductive tools for graphs (and matroids).

Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry Seminar on May 5

The next meeting of the CAG Seminar will be Friday, May 5 at 12:30 in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Patrick Brosnan of the University of Maryland will talk on Hessenberg varieties and the Shareshian-Wachs conjecture.

Topology, Arithmetic, and Dynamics Seminar (TADS) on May 5

The next meeting of the TAD Seminar will be Friday, May 5 at 2:30 pm in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Tom Haines of the University of Maryland will speak on Hyperbolic localization and nearby cycles.