Mathematical Sciences

College of Science

Undergraduate Program in Mathematics

The Mathematical Sciences department of George Mason University offers a strong and flexible program in both applied and theoretical mathematics.

Students may choose to concentrate in traditional pure mathematics, in applied mathematics, or in training for a career in actuarial mathematics. Our newest concentration offers the option of obtaining a bachelor's degree along with Virginia licensure to teach in grades 9-12.

Students gain a solid grounding in mathematics and use computational tools where appropriate. Our faculty is large enough to offer the student a variey of opportunities to work in different fields yet small enough that students can interact on a personal level and have the teachers know them well. We also have an internal honors program that allows our best students to take some courses at a more sophisticated level. Moreover, the presence of an enthusiastic and energetic masters and doctoral program gives the talented undergraduate the opportunity to take graduate classes and interact with students at a more advanced level. In addition we offer an accelerated five year program leading to a combined Bachelors/Masters degree.

Our degree offering are listed below. Click on Degree Programs on the left menu to see more details on each offering.

Degree Offerings

The department also offers a Mathematics Minor and a Mathematics for SOM Students Minor.

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Job Opportunities

Recent undergraduates have found jobs in a variety of fields, as Actuary, Operations Research Analysis, Data Analytics Expert, Software Developer, Math Teacher, Accountant, Financial Analyst, Web Developer, Statistician, Market Researcher, to name a few examples.

Organizations that typically hire Mathematics graduates include the U.S. Census Bureau, SAIC, Mitre, Google, NSA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NIST, TRW, EDS, CIGNA, ANSER, and many others. Many of our students move on to graduate school in mathematics, statistics, engineering and related fields.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

There have been several research opportunities for undergraduate mathematics majors in recent years, through the GMU Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program, NSF-supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs, and NSF-supported CSUMS and EXTREEMS programs for research in computational and data-enabled mathematics. Additionally, students can intern at the Mason Experimental Geometry Lab working on experimental pure mathematics and visualization projects. Qualified students also have the option of writing an honors thesis in a variety of topics in pure and applied mathematics under the supervision of a mathematics faculty.