Mathematics provides a language and tools for understanding the physical world around us and the abstract world within us. MIT's Mathematics Department is one of the strongest in the world, representing 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 mathematics of data.

Degree Options

The Department of Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in the following concentrations: applied mathematics, pure mathematics, general mathematics.

Additionally, the Mathematics with Computer Science degree is offered to students wishing to pursue their interests in mathematics and theoretical computer science within a single undergraduate program.

Nearly one-half of the graduating seniors in mathematics are double majors. Popular second majors for these students include computer science, physics, and economics.


Our students go on to a wide range of activities after graduation. Some go on to graduate school in mathematics, physics, computer science, finance, or engineering. Many begin careers in investment banking, consulting, software engineering, and other domains.

Co-Chairs of Undergraduate Advising

Policy and oversight for undergraduate math majors

Nike Sun and Steven Johnson

Quick List of Resources for Students