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Mathematics Degrees

Drexel University offers the following types of math degrees — each of which connects students to a diverse group of research-active faculty and close-knit students within our department.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics provides a strong general mathematics background while allowing students to create a program tailored to their interests. This type of math degree is particularly beneficial for students pursuing double majors or careers in education, actuarial science, medicine and more.

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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics allows students to experience a broad range of mathematical topics while gaining depth in certain areas. The curriculum emphasizes computing and mathematical modeling, giving our students a competitive advantage in the job market.

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Accelerated BS + MS in Mathematics Degree

High achieving students in the Mathematics major may be eligible to pursue our accelerated BS/MS in Mathematics. Students typically come with advanced placement credit in calculus, and earn both degrees one year sooner than traditional programs.

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Accelerated (BA) in Mathematics + (MS) in Biostatistics Degree — New for Fall 2022

In this accelerated dual degree program in mathematics (BA) and biostatistics (MS), students participate in the undergraduate program for four full years — with or without one co-operative experience. After two years of undergraduate study, students begin their graduate studies in the Master of Science in Biostatistics program. The third and fourth year are a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. After the successful completion of their fourth year, students receive their BA. When students successfully complete the remainder of their graduate studies –typically two graduate quarters– they will receive the MS degree.

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Accelerated (BS) in Mathematics + (MS) in Biostatistics Degree — New for Fall 2022

In this accelerated dual degree program in mathematics (BS) and biostatistics (MS), students participate in the undergraduate program for four full years — with or without one co-operative experience. After two years of undergraduate study, students begin their graduate studies in the Master of Science in Biostatistics program. program. The third and fourth year are a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. After the successful completion of their fourth year, students receive their BS. When students successfully complete the remainder of their graduate studies –typically two graduate quarters– they will receive the MS degree.

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Actuarial Science Minor

The minor in actuarial science is designed to provide students with the quantitative and analytical skills required to obtain an entry-level position in the actuarial sciences profession. The coursework will help prepare students for the first two actuarial exams (probability and financial mathematics) and can be applied towards VEE (Validation by Education Experience) credit requirements from professional actuarial societies in the areas of Mathematical Statistics, Accounting and Finance, and Economics. Additional elective coursework will introduce students to appropriate statistical software or more advanced topics relevant to the actuarial sciences profession.

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Mathematics Minor

The minor in Mathematics is a highly marketable addition to any degree, and particularly complements programs in physics, computer science, finance and engineering. Students gain a grounding in foundational topics with required courses in calculus and linear algebra. They then choose from elective courses that match their interests in a range of mathematics subfields.

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Master's (MS) in Mathematics Degree

The Master of Science in Mathematics exposes students to a diverse set of research areas within both applied and core mathematics. The MS curriculum includes core courses in linear algebra and matrix analysis, principles of analysis, abstract algebra, complex variables and real variables. In the second year, students specialize with advanced coursework in areas such as ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, numerical analysis, mathematical neuroscience, and applied probability and statistics.

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Doctoral (PhD) in Mathematics Degree

Students in the PhD in Mathematics program at Drexel have opportunities to conduct original research in many areas of both pure and applied mathematics. Departmental research interests include mathematical biology, applied dynamical systems, combinatorics, matrix and operator theory, geometry, optics, inverse problems, probability, numerical analysis and partial differential equations. The program prepares students for a wide range of careers in academia and a variety of industries.

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