Program Information and Undergraduate Life

What can I do with a Math degree?

A mathematics degree leads to many different kinds of careers. Our program provides our students with a flexibility in thinking and an intellectual sophistication which are important for career advancement. A recent survey of our graduates shows that they go into a wide variety of jobs, including programming, teaching, actuarial work, software engineering, systems engineering, military careers, insurance, banking, finance, employment with government agencies, and other areas. Each year we offer a careers seminar to inform our students about what kinds of job opportunities are available and how to make contact with employers.

Mathematics graduates also have a good record of being admitted to professional schools, such as law school, business school, or medical school. A pre-professional adviser is available to assist students who are interested in these areas.

Prof. Richard Penney has put together an overview of the career possibilities open to Purdue Math graduates. Check out the Careers in Mathematics Page

What does it cost to study Math at Purdue?

As a state supported institution, Purdue has relatively low overall costs both for Indiana and out-of-state students. In the Third Edition of The Guide for Students and Parents to 101 of the Best Values in America's Colleges and Universities, Purdue was ranked in the top twenty schools listed.

For more information about tuition and Purdue in general, please visit the official Purdue Admissions site.

Who are the Math Professors? What is their background?

You can meet our faculty members and learn about their backgrounds and current research interests at our Math Faculty Directory page.

Are computers integrated into the courses?

For a well-rounded education in modern mathematics, it is important to have good computer skills. Many of our courses integrate computers into the curriculum. Many of our students graduate with a double major in mathematics and computer science.

How large is the Math Department? Where is it on campus?

Find out the answers to these questions and more about the Department of Mathematics on the About Us page.