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Department Head: Tomasz Mrowka


The Department of Mathematics covers a broad spectrum of fields ranging from the traditional areas of "pure" mathematics, such as analysis, algebra, geometry, and topology, to applied mathematics areas such as combinatorics, computational biology, fluid dynamics, theoretical computer science, and theoretical physics. An undergraduate degree in mathematics (Course XVIII) provides an excellent basis for graduate work in mathematics or computer science, or for employment in such fields as finance, business, or consulting. 

Course 18 offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Computer Science. Undergraduate students may choose one of three options leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: applied mathematics, theoretical mathematics, or general mathematics. The general mathematics option provides a great deal of flexibility and allows students to design their own programs in conjunction with their advisors. The Mathematics with Computer Science degree is offered for students who want to pursue interests in mathematics and theoretical computer science within a single undergraduate program.

Department of Mathematics: Undergraduate Program

MIT Course Bulletin: Mathematics Undergraduate Program