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Mathematics is the study of structure, quantity, change, and form, and is itself constantly growing and changing form. Questions asked yesterday as well as those asked hundreds of years ago continue to inspire and challenge. The landscape of mathematics (the broad categories of definitions, results, and questions) is beautiful in its own right and also connects to a vast number of scientific and industrial situations.

At Colorado Mesa University, students can focus their mathematical studies on either applied or theoretical contexts with a choice of one of our five concentrations (each a Bachelor of Science degree):


Mathematics students enjoy small class sizes and having professors that know their name and care about their success. Upon graduation, depending on choices of concentration and individual classes, students are prepared for technical jobs in various industries (e.g. data analyst, actuary), teaching at a middle or high school, or continuing their mathematical journey in graduate school.

Students have opportunities to work on research projects in mathematics and interdisciplinary projects involving computer science, statistics, biology, environmental research or any of the physical sciences. These projects give students hands on experience that bridges the gap between course work and the real world.

The wide variety of courses coupled with the varied backgrounds and research interests of the faculty make each of the degree programs offered in the Math department well rounded.

Colorado Mesa University has an active Mathematics Club, a student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and a chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) which is a national Mathematics honor society. Below are the student volunteers for our 2024 Math Extravaganza event (together with President Marshall), which is organized by the CMU Math Club.

Volunteers of Math Extravaganza 2024

Have Questions?

Thank you for your interest in the Mathematics and Statistics Department! Please feel free to email me (Lisa Driskell PhD, Department Chair) with any questions you have at [email protected], or stop by the department office in Wubben 132.

Math Club

Contact Dr. Megan Wendler at [email protected] for more information!

Math Extravaganza! our annual high school mathematics outreach event. Each year 130-180 high school students from all over the valley come to CMU for a day of hands-on mathematics and computer science fun. Math Extravaganza usually happens in late February/early March, so stay tuned for information on our next event!


Department Address

Colorado Mesa University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
1100 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501