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Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics is committed to providing students with the foundational training necessary for graduate work as well as careers in education, business, industry, and public service. Our faculty come from all over the world and have a strong commitment to both research and teaching. Stop by Bachelor Hall and ask your professor what a mathematician does!

Why Study Math?

It's Versatile

There are many jobs that utilize mathematics in our modern society, from engineering, data analysis, to actuarial and accounting work. A degree in mathematics shows employers that you are capable of solving technical problems.

Good Salaries

Actuarial positions are among the highest-paying jobs in America, with a mean salary of over $80,000. Mathematicians overall have an average salary of over $100,000. According to research from Vanderbilt University, adding a second major in mathematics to any degree can raise the average salary by up to 25 percent. Mathematics-based jobs were three of the top four jobs according to this CNBC article, with Mathematician taking the top spot.


Due to the highly specialized nature of mathematics-based jobs, as well as their high demand, job stability is much higher than in other fields. Job growth in mathematics-related fields is also growing faster than the number of qualified people entering the market, by almost 10%.

(Data from Forbes, AMA, and the National Math and Science Initiative)

Find Solutions for Difficult Problems

If you like puzzles and games, Mathematics may be right for you. 

Mathematics can teach you new ways to solve difficult problems. 

Many Extracurricular Opportunities

Join a mathematics club or organization, or study abroad. There are many ways to get involved as a mathematics student.

Colloquium Series

Give to the Mathematics Department

Help us prepare the next generation of leaders in the mathematiical fields—and our society as a whole. We have numerous scholarships, grants, and programs accepting contributions from donors like you.


Department of Mathematics

123 Bachelor Hall
301 S. Patterson Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056