Mathematics at Providence College

Why Study Mathematics at Providence College?
Mathematics is an indispensable tool for science and business, but it is also a rich and beautiful field worthy of study for its own sake. A mathematics major will learn to think logically, gain an aesthetic appreciation for the subject, and develop the skills to solve quantitative problems.

Graduates of our program include teachers, professors, lawyers, actuaries, business managers, computer scientists, architects, and financial advisors. A true hallmark of the program is the willingness of faculty to engage in independent study or research with students who want to study more advanced topics in preparation for graduate school. In recent years, our majors have earned a Ph.D. at universities that include Notre Dame, Brown, Tufts, U.C. Santa Barbra, University of Massachusetts, and SUNY Stony Brook 

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What you'll study

We offer two majors: a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Mathematics/Secondary Education. The mathematics/secondary education degree has all the requirements for the mathematics degree, with additional courses in education and a student teaching component. There also is a minor in mathematics. 

Selected Courses

  • Biostatistics  
  • Graph Theory  
  • History of Mathematics  
  • Computer Science  
  • Discrete Mathematics  
  • Mathematics for Business Analysis  
  • Foundations of Higher Mathematics 

Faculty

Our faculty members have decades of combined experience teaching many aspects of mathematics and computer science. In addition to leading classrooms, they are scholars who have published articles in leading journals and present at regional, national, and international conferences, graduates of leading institutions, including Brown, Purdue, SUNY Binghamton, and Bowling Green, and researchers funded by major research organizations. 

ENGAGED LEARNING

 

To complement course work, we urge our students to participate in engaged learning opportunities where knowledge is put into real-world practice. Our students: 

  • present papers at sectional meetings of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and produce poster presentations for regional conferences;
  • qualify for membership in Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society; and
  • intern in a number of industries — locally or in your area. 

Also, qualified female students can become eligible to earn Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships in chemistry, applied physics, mathematics, or computer science. Clare Boothe Luce Scholars receive a full tuition and fees scholarship (room and board not included), a paid summer research experience ($4,000 stipend), and an academic year research experience for credit. 

98%

of 2017-2021 mathematics, computer science, and physics graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school

*Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.


  • 72% are employed only
  • 14% are attending school only
  • 11% are employed and attending school

Selected Places of Employment/Service

  • Aetna
  • American Express
  • Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Boston Dynamics 
  • Boston Partners
  • Deacom, Inc.
  • Dell EMC 
  • FactSet
  • IBM
  • Prudential Financial
  • U.S. Department of Transit

Selected Graduate Schools

  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Clemson University
  • Northeastern University
  • Providence College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania