Program Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, and the Mathematics Minor are listed in the Bulletin.

Get Directions

The mathematics department is located in the Goldsmith building. Maps of and directions to the Brandeis campus can be found here.

Current UDRs

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As our society becomes more technological, it is increasingly affected by mathematics. Quite sophisticated mathematics is now central to the natural sciences, ecological issues, economics and our commercial and technical life. A student who takes general-level courses in mathematics will better understand the world and be prepared to act in it.

Mathematics is, at the same time, a subject of the greatest depth and beauty with a history extending from antiquity. The department attempts to make this depth and beauty manifest. The traditional undergraduate major introduces students to some fundamental fields — algebra, real and complex analysis, geometry and topology — and to the habit of mathematical thought. A separate Teacher Preparation Track leads to a license to teach high school in the state of Massachusetts. The new major in applied mathematics, available starting in Fall 2018, provides several tracks for students seeking to use mathematical tools in the physical and computational sciences, or in economics and finance. 

Mathematics majors may go on to graduate school, scientific research, finance, actuarial science or mathematics teaching.