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Bachelor of Science in

Program of Study

The comprehensive program is designed to help you gain the computational skills needed to properly assess real-life challenges through mathematical theory, equations and computer science. You will be prepared to confidently enter into positions that require high-level quantitative and analytical problems skills or have the tools you need to seek an advanced degree.

Honors Program

The honors program is designed for the talented and committed student of mathematics in either the BA or the BS major. Successful completion of the program is excellent preparation for graduate work in mathematics or a mathematics-related discipline.

Required Courses

  • Algebra and Calculus II or Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus of Several Variables
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Proofs

Two Sequences

*See below for details

Mathematics Electives

6 credits in Mathematics at the 200 level or above*

*Note: Only one of Probability for Statistics or Discrete Probability courses may be applied toward any major in mathematics.

Computer Science Electives

6 credits from:

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Data Structures
  • Elements of Computing
  • Data Processing Principles
  • Scientific Computing
  • Object Oriented Programming for Data Processing Applications

Required Minor

A minor in: Atmospheric Science, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electronics, Informatics, or Physics.

Note: The Statistics minor is not open to students with a major in Mathematics.

Sequence Options

Any two of:

  • Classical Algebra
  • Elementary Abstract Algebra
  • Introduction to Combinatorics


(a) both Analysis for Applications I and Analysis for Applications II or
(b) any two of Basic Analysis, Complex Variables for Applications, Advanced Calculus I, Advanced Calculus II


Any two of:

  • Transformation Geometry
  • Elementary Topology
  • Foundations of Geometry
  • Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • Introduction to Algebraic Topology


(a) any two of:

  • Topics in Statistical Inference
  • Probability for Statistics OR Discrete Probability*
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Applied Statistics
  • Continuous Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematical Statistics


(b) Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences AND one of:

  • Discrete Probability
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Applied Statistics
  • Continuous Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematical Statistics

*Note: Only one of Probability for Statistics or Discrete Probability courses may be applied toward any major in mathematics.

Combined Sequence

Basic Analysis and Advanced Linear Algebra

Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Options

You can save time and money by beginning your graduate degree coursework while still enrolled as an undergraduate student. Up to 12 academic credits, billed at the undergraduate rate, will count towards both degrees – so you’ll complete your combined program in only 5 years and spend less than you would if you completed each program separately. Choose to combine your Mathematics undergraduate degree with the following graduate programs:


MA in Mathematics
This master’s program studies complex statistics and data analysis to develop relative risk models, as well as tools and techniques for conducting research.

MS in Data Science
This master’s program explores the theories and applications that enable machines to learn and make predictions, allowing you to process, analyze and present complex data to make better management and policy decisions.

MS in Information Science 
This ALA-accredited master's program covers a broad range of interdisciplinary topics related to library science, information processing, information management and data analysis.

MS in Secondary Education
This New York State-approved teacher preparation program provides you with initial certification to teach a specific subject to students in grades 7-12 in New York State public schools.


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Career Outcomes

A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics can help you gain jobs in industries that require analytical and advanced problem-solving skills.

Potential job titles include:

  • Operations Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Visual Data Analyst
  • Software Developer


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Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

Bachelor of Science
  • Construct proofs using techniques from logic such as proof by contradiction and/or specific techniques such as the principle of induction.
  • Analyze and check correctness of mathematical arguments, and read mathematical text independently.
  • Apply an advanced abstract mathematical idea to a concrete real-world problem (e.g., application of differential equations, or linear programming, or RSA or error correction codes).
  • Write effectively using language appropriate for mathematical discourse.
  • Use calculus to analyze and evaluate properties of real valued functions.

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Living-Learning Communities

Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

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Study Abroad

Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.

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Undergraduate Research

Research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University at Albany is an option for all students, across all academic disciplines. You will be able to learn more about a specific academic field or career path all while building a long-lasting mentoring relationship with a faculty member or principal investigator.

Explore Minors

Build competency in a passion or strengthen your resume.

A minor consists of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of advanced coursework at or above the 300 level. Most undergraduate degrees require completing a minor and it has to have a different title from your major.

Full List of Minors
  • Acting
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication (Fully Online Option)
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies (Fully Online Option)
  • Cybersecurity (Fully Online Option)
  • Documentary Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Film Studies
  • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (Fully Online Option)
  • English
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Game Design and Development
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Globalization Studies
  • Hebrew
  • History (Fully Online Option)
  • Informatics (Fully Online Option)
  • Instrumental Performance
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism (Fully Online Option)
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Leadership
  • Legal Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Music
  • Musical Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Education
  • Psychology (Fully Online Option)
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • Social Welfare Studies
  • Sociology (Fully Online Option)
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Design/Technology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • U.S. Latino Studies
  • Vocal Performance
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies