The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree at Georgia Tech offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn both theoretical and applied aspects of mathematics at one of the nation's leading scientific and technological universities. Mathematics is central to many modern advances in science and technology, and a Mathematics degree from Georgia Tech can be used as a springboard for many possible careers. The Georgia Tech School of Mathematics also offers a Minor in Mathematics and numerous opportunities for undergraduate research.
As of Summer 2017, the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech offers a single undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Students pursuing the BS in Mathematics may add one of four optional concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Probability & Statistics, and Pure Mathematics. A BS in Mathematics from Georgia Tech is excellent preparation not only for graduate school and a career in academia / education, but also for jobs in many different quantitative fields such as actuarial science, biostatistics, and cryptography.
If you are currently an Applied Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics Major and are planning to graduate Fall 2017 or later, you have the option to keep your current degree, with its present requirements, or to switch to the new Mathematics degree. If you have any questions about the new degree and/or concentrations, please do not hesitate to contact either Dr. Matt Baker or Dr. Enid Steinbart.
For those students who would like to emphasize mathematics in their coursework, but who do not choose to fulfill the requirements for a full bachelor's degree, there is the option of pursuing a Minor in Math. This consists of fulfilling the general Georgia Institute of Technology requirements for some degree (other than math, of course) and taking 18 hours of upper level math courses in one of two tracks.
Students who are interested in pursing a math degree at Georgia Tech can find a great deal of useful information here to help them be prepared for success in our programs. This includes Diagnostic Tests and lists of Topics that, in our experience proved to be useful.
We strive to help our students at every stage of their mathematical career at Georgia Tech.
There are tutoring and computing resources which all math students (both math majors and other students enrolled in math courses) can use.
The Undergraduate advisor assists students with administrative tasks such as course selection, changes of major, transfer credit, and degree petitions. We also have excellent resources for students considering graduate school in math.
There are many opportunities for math students to enrich and expand their educational experiences,
- Honors Courses
- Co-Op programs
- REU opportunities: Undergraduate students are invited to apply for an eight-week research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Program participants will receive a summer stipend of approximately $5000 to conduct mathematical research under the supervision of a professor.
- Undergraduate Research Semester: In addition to our Summer REU program, students can pursue research with a professor for a full semester (in Spring, Summer, or Fall). This can be either for course credit, or where the professor has funds from a research grant, paid research without course credit.
Each year the School of Mathematics has about 15 to 20 percent of its students in the co-op program or the Internship program. These students are employees for a company one semester and return to their studies the following one. Currently, students are co-oping at software and energy companies, among others. Students intern for one or more semesters, possibly with different employers.
- Undergraduate Teaching Assistants
- Senior Projects (required for Discrete Math, but available to all students)
- Club Math
- Putnam exam
- ACE lab: Only one of a handful of experimental mathematics laboratory in the United States.
Regardless of the degree you are interested in, the School of Math encourages you to seek a level of academic performance that challenges you. Contact the Academic Office for more information