The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Michigan Tech develops confident, tech-focused problem solvers adept at understanding mathematical concepts. The core curriculum covers a variety of topics, including statistics, mathematical reasoning, computer-related discrete math, and using math to understand the world. 

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. Since all of these areas share the same core classes, students can easily switch from one concentration to another. Plus, you have the option to add a minor, certificate, or even a second major, from any department on campus to complement your degree.


Mathematics is a broad discipline. Focusing your effort in a concentration allows you to specialize and align with a future career interest, increasing your chances of securing a job post-graduation.

Actuarial Science

Huskies pursuing mathematics at Tech can choose actuarial science as a concentration. Actuaries use mathematics and statistics to manage financial risk. Our curriculum provides core coursework in mathematics, statistics, accounting, finance, and economics with a significant number of free electives to advance your knowledge in these areas or explore other interests. You'll be prepared to pass the first two exams while still in school and graduate well-prepared for the next three exams and all aspects of the actuarial credentialing process. Plus, Actuary is #9 of the 100 Best Jobs according to US News and World Report.

Applied and Computational Mathematics

Huskies selecting mathematics at Tech can choose applied and computational mathematics as a concentration. Countless industries use computer algorithms to solve mathematical problems. Our applied and computational mathematics concentration provides a rigorous foundation in mathematical theory, applied mathematics, and computing. With generous free electives, students are encouraged to pursue a minor or double major in computer science or other complementary disciplines. You'll graduate prepared for jobs in numerous industries or to pursue an advanced degree in a variety of disciplines, including mathematics, physics, or engineering. Plus, Applied and Computational Mathematics is #11 of the highest paying college majors according to Payscale.

Business Analytics

Business analytics uses mathematical and statistical models to optimize business performance. The business analytics concentration curriculum integrates mathematical and statistical theory and techniques with computing technology and business concepts. You'll graduate with analytical skills, knowledge of business processes, and the ability to contribute in a fast-paced and global environment. Plus, Data Scientist is #22 of the 100 Best Jobs according to US News and World Report.

Discrete Mathematics

Discrete mathematics is the math behind cryptography, communications theory, scheduling, networking, and theoretical computer science. The concentration in discrete mathematics provides a rigorous foundation in mathematical theory, techniques, and algorithms—resulting in a strong preparation for graduate school or full-time employment. Plus, Mathematician is #22 Best Business Job according to US News and World Report.

Education Preparation

A strong mathematical background is essential to teaching high school and college mathematics. The education preparation concentration is built on a broad foundation of mathematics with additional courses covering mathematical theory, history, and computer programming. You'll graduate prepared to teach in private schools (High School Teacher is the #6 Best Education Job according to US News and World Report), enroll in a teaching credentialing program, or obtain a graduate degree to teach at public high schools, community colleges and universities.

General Mathematics

Our general mathematics concentration lays a broad foundation in modern mathematics. With generous free electives, students are encouraged to pursue a minor or double major in computer science or other complementary disciplines. You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in a number of industries or to pursue an advanced degree.

  • 6
    concentration options
  • 4
    minors and certificate programs to help you customize your degree
  • #40
    college degrees ranked by salary
  • $51K
    average starting salary

Tomorrow Needs Innovative Mathematicians

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. Blend your mathematics skills with science, technology, and engineering.

Career Opportunities for Math Majors

Some of the jobs open to you with a BS in Mathematics:

  • Actuary
  • College or University Professor
  • Data Scientist
  • Entrepreneur
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Mathematician
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Statistician

Companies Hiring Michigan Tech Math Majors

This is just a sampling of companies who have hired our graduates:

  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company
  • Benteler Automotive Corp.
  • Credit Acceptance Corp.
  • DTE Energy
  • Epic Systems
  • Ford Motor Company
  • ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Marquette Community Federal Credit Union
  • MEI Research, Ltd.
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Oshkosh Defense, LLC.
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Signature Research Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • TCF Bank
  • United Natural Foods
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Western Digital
  • Woodward Inc.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying mathematics at Michigan's flagship technological university.

"Mathematics is very flexible and is used everywhere. The mathematics degree program here at Tech requires you to take about a dozen free electives, which makes it perfect for picking up a double/dual major, or a minor in another area that you are interested in."Raquel Leisner '22, BS Mathematics (Business Analytics)

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.

Undergraduate Majors in Mathematics

Not sure which major is the right fit? No problem.
Just declare the General Sciences and Arts major,
give yourself time, and decide when you arrive on campus. To learn more speak to an academic advisor.

Undergraduate 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 you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career. To learn more speak to an academic advisor.

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

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.

"You would be surprised with the opportunities that you come across through networking, being bold, and sticking to your passions."Drew Rosales '22, BS—Mathematics (Applied)
"I really appreciated that my classes were small so I could get focused attention from the professor."
Austin Higgins '22, BS Mathematical Sciences (General Mathematics); Minor Physics