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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mathematics

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The Department of Mathematics is one of seven departments making up Purdue’s College of Science. The Department has an international reputation as an outstanding center for mathematics.

The Department offers Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Bachelor of Science programs include Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Data Science, Honors Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics for Business, Mathematics Education, and Mathematics and Statistics.

The Department will introduce a new degree plan. Data Science. A major in data science puts graduates at the forefront of an emerging field and prepares them for an exciting career at the intersection of computer science and statistics. Data Science is the interdisciplinary field of inquiry that uses quantitative and analytical methods to help gain insights and predictions based on big data. Students learn about key computational methods and statistical techniques and develop the deep analytical thinking skills needed to reason reliably, intelligently and creatively from data. The vast amounts of data generated every day has created a data-rich and data-driven world. The data science major opens pathways to careers in virtually every area of society, from healthcare, security and sustainability to education, business and economics.

The Department’s 70 professors are actively involved in current developments in many major areas of mathematics. Faculty research interests can be found in the Faculty Research Areas list or in our Faculty directory.

Please explore our website or contact us directly for more information about our undergraduate or graduate programs, faculty, research, job opportunities or information on how to support us. The annual department newsletter, PUrview, is a good place to read about Departmental news.


Department of Mathematics



Contact Information

The Department’s Main Office (Room 835 of the MATH building) is open from 8am to 5pm on all weekdays, except University holidays. The main office is closed from 12 to 1 p.m. in the summer.  A phone number for the department is (765) 494-1901. The full address is:

Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
150 North University Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2067

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Mathematics Information

Admissions Information (Includes application forms and online application)

Graduate Information

For Graduate Information please see Mathematics Graduate Program Information  .





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