About Our Department

With our award-winning faculty, nationally-recognized programs, and challenging but engaging curriculum, Duke's Department of Mathematics prepares students for successful careers – whether that's in a math field, academia, or a different area altogether!

For undergraduates, we offer both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, as well as a minor. At the graduate level, our Ph.D. program has consistently been ranked among the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

Our research span theoretical to applied mathematics. And our faculty conduct more than $3.7 million in research each year for industry, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. We're proud to say our faculty includes three National Academy of Science members and two National Academy of Engineering members.


Large gaps between primes
Rena Chu
Physics 119

Correlated randomly growing graphs
Miklos Racz (Princeton, ORFE)
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Mapping class groups and fiber bundles (Lecture 2)
Bena Tshishiku (Brown University, Department of Mathematics)
Physics 119

Mathematical model of colorectal cancer initiation
Ivana Bozic (University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics)

Undergraduate Program

Mathematics is a powerful and versatile major. Students with degrees in mathematics are highly sought after in a variety of industries because employers know that success in mathematics requires strong problem solving abilities and outstanding analytical skills. Our program offers both a B.S. and B.A, along with a minor.

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Ph.D. Program

Our Ph.D. Program offers research training in a wide variety of topics in mathematics. Our research efforts often include collaborations with researchers in the medical school and other Duke departments. This interdisciplinary nature and breadth of research areas make our department an ideal place to prepare for a job inside or outside of academia.

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