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Mathematics involves the study of quantity, structure, space and change. "A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns." G.H. Hardy

The Mathematics program at CMU immerses students in the mathematical language and introduces them to a variety of mathematical fields. Graduates are prepared to use and create complex mathematics, problem solve logically, conjecture truths and verify truth through rigorous proof.

Math faculty at CMU have a diverse set of mathematical backgrounds, teach a variety of classes and enjoy leading students in mathematical projects of their own (such as their Senior Capstone project). Students take classes in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Number Theory, Abstract Algebra and Real Analysis, and enjoy professors who know their name and genuinely care about their success.

Emphasis/Degree Options

Bachelor of Science
Academic Requirements
Mathematics, Liberal Arts
Associate of Science
Academic Requirements
Academic Requirements


*For a concise document containing the academic requirements of any of the above degrees, click the appropriate "Academic Requirements" link, then scroll to the very bottom of the page, click the "Print Options" button, then select "Download PDF of this page"

Career Options

“There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.” Nikolai Lobachevsky

Math is useful whenever there are patterns, relationships and structures that we would like to understand, describe, and make use of. This is the case in a myriad of contexts, both academic and industrial. Therefore, mathematicians can find employment in a wide range of fields. Depending on their courses and experience, mathematicians can work for universities, government agencies such as the National Security Agency, or companies and laboratories doing technical analyses (e.g. data scientist, computational biologist, financial analyst).