Mathematics has been crucial in combating some of the biggest challenges of our time — natural resource management, climate change, and epidemiology to name a few. Mathematicians use complex algorithms to predict and analyze the weather, reactions to pharmaceuticals, and even political elections. A strong comprehension of mathematics is one of the most powerful tools to stay agile and competitive in the job market.

Mathematical Sciences at Stevens

The Bachelor of Science in Pure and Applied Mathematics offers a broad background appropriate for students planning to pursue a job in industry, while also offering students the depth and rigor required for graduate studies in mathematics or related fields.

“There remain fundamental mathematical questions that affect the very nature of current and future cryptographic methods. These not only present challenging and exciting opportunities for researchers such as myself, but offer an exceptional chance for students to participate in this groundbreaking field.”

Dr. Alexei Miasnikov, Departmental Director of the Algebraic Cryptography Center 

The curriculum satisfies the core bachelor of science curriculum that includes certain breadth requirements in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, the humanities and social sciences.  In addition to this science core, the student completes twelve upper-level mathematics courses (called technical electives).  Most of these technical courses are prescribed by the program but in some cases other courses can be substituted with the approval of the undergraduate advisor.  The program includes two general electives which can be applied toward a minor in another discipline.

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Stevens undergraduate programs give students the opportunity to learn by doing with hands-on and real world education around building engineering solutions, applying for patents, and becoming an entrepreneur.