For Math Majors

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. As such math majors are very marketable. Math majors are strong candidates for medical and law schools, high tech and finance industries, or graduate school in any of a variety of different fields, including engineering, economics, finance, and computer science.

What is it like being a math major?

As a math major, you will have a wide variety of options in your course of study. After completing a set of core courses, you can sample from a variety of different courses representing the main areas of mathematics. There will be opportunity to take directed reading courses and to participate in undergraduate research working with faculty members. Through the whole process, you will have a faculty advisor to help guide you in making decisions that will optimize your undergraduate mathematics experience.

Undergraduate news

Maria Paz Rios delivering food in Colombia
We're proud of Math major Maria Paz Rios for her work in Colombia: "As part of the Duke for Colombia Campaign, and with the help of Bogotá Police and Red Cross Colombia, I was able to go to Soacha, one of the poorest sectors in Bogotá, and deliver 600 family kits with food and essential supplies to... read more »

DMM 2019
The 2019 Duke Math Meet was held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019. Check out photos from the meet here:  Fall 2019 photos The meet was sponsored in part by... read more »

Courtesy of Robin Smith – University Communications If you’ve ever visited the Louvre in Paris, you may have been too focused on snapping a selfie in front of the Mona Lisa to think about the nearest exit. But one Duke team knows how to get out fast when it matters most, thanks to a... read more »

ICM Winners
The team of Duke University students Vinit Ranjan, Junmo Ryang and Albert Xue was designated Outstanding in the 2019 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) for their submission Time to Leave the Louvre: A... read more »

Registration for the 2018 Duke Math Meet is now CLOSED. The Duke Math Meet (DMM) is a regional mathematics competition for high school students held at Duke University each year.  The contest is organized by the members of the Duke University Mathematics Union (... read more »

Robinson Crusoe book jackets
Data + Project:  Pirating Texts This summer, undergraduates Gabriel Guedes (Math, Global Cultural Studies), ... read more »