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As the world of big data expands, so does the need for talented mathematicians and statisticians. A degree in the mathematical sciences opens doors—you’ll have opportunities to solve real-world problems in a diverse range of fields, including business, engineering, healthcare, academia, government, and more. The areas of study within the Mathematics Department—mathematics, mathematics and computer science, statistics, and business analytics—help you to develop analytical thinking and applied skills, blending the theoretical and practical aspects of mathematics you’ll need to be successful.

Mathematician was ranked #18 for Best Business Jobs and #26 for Best STEM Jobs by US News and World Report. Career outcomes for math, statistics, and related fields—including job placement and starting and median salaries are excellent. It's no wonder that so many choose to study math.

Bachelor's Degrees


Skills in problem-solving and critical thinking are in demand. If you love math, consider making it your major. Our curriculum is designed to be flexible, with six different concentrations (Actuarial ScienceApplied and Computational MathematicsBusiness AnalyticsDiscrete MathematicsEducation Preparation, and General Mathematics) and the option to add a minor (or even a second major) from any department on campus to complement your degree.

Why Study Mathematics?

Mathematics and Computer Science—BS

Math and code go hand in hand. Learn the art of computational thinking: a form of problem-solving where solutions are formulated to be executed on a computer. Use mathematical models to solve concrete problems and take your computational knowledge to a new level. Our interdisciplinary program allows you to work across the fields of mathematics and computing while benefiting from faculty and resources in both disciplines.


Big data is revolutionizing our society. Be prepared to collect, analyze, and interpret data on a massive scale with a degree in statistics. Our program integrates mathematical and statistical theory and techniques with statistical software so that you’ll be prepared to work anywhere data is collected. Add a minor or second major to gain a competitive edge in the job market.

Business Analytics—BS

Advances in technology demand professionals who can make effective, data-driven decisions. Our interdisciplinary business analytics degree provides the mathematical and business knowledge necessary to meet the current and emerging analytics needs of organizations. You’ll be prepared to use mathematics and statistics to answer business questions and facilitate data-driven decision-making in a wide range of industries.

What is Business Analytics?

  • 3
    degrees in top 43 of highest paying college majors
  • $52K
    average undergraduate starting salary

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the Mathematics Department undergraduate degree programs at Michigan's flagship technological university.

Minors and Certificates

A minor or certificate in mathematics allows you to specialize in a discipline outside of or complementary to your major, expand your knowledge base, and boost your potential career options. You can declare a major anytime, but it is recommended that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.

Department of Mathematics Minors and Certificates

  • Minor in Mathematical Sciences
  • Minor in Statistics
  • Certificate in Actuarial Science
  • Certificate in Statistics

Undergraduate Advising

A positive and productive advising relationship is a key component of your success at Michigan Tech. You and your academic advisor will develop your academic plan, and your advisor will help you follow and complete your plan to ensure your success at Michigan Tech.

Math Advising

Study Mathematics at a Technological University

As a student, you get to see first-hand how math and stats are applied in modern technologies and engineering applications; helping to solve real-world problems. You will collaborate with engineers and others in different STEM fields on a variety of research projects.

  • Get personalized attention: Our smaller department ensures your academic advisors and professors know you and understand your interests and needs. You can receive the guidance you need in a timely fashion.

  • Customize your math education: At Michigan Tech, our programs span pure math, computational math, and statistics. That interdisciplinary approach gives you exposure to different areas of mathematics and statistics. Take classes across different specialties to tailor your degree to fit your individual pathway.

  • Practice basic mathematical concepts: Work as a peer coach in the Math Learning Center helping other students understand mathematical and statistical concepts while reinforcing your understanding of the basics.

Tomorrow Needs You

Supercharge your analytical skills to meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to solve real-world problems and succeed in academia, research, and tomorrow's high-tech business landscape.

"To some extent my job involves mathematical calculations. But the most important skill I developed is the ability to be logical and organized. Those traits are an asset in almost any career."Christine (Goering) Lally '99, BS Mathematics, Senior Business Planner at New York Power Authority