Mathematics

Providing the foundation of progress, through the science that helps describe everything.

Algorithms, Actuarial Study and More

World-Class Math Leadership

At the heart of the sciences and technologies that drive our modern world is mathematics, a universal language that can lead to better understanding of everything. Our faculty are among the world’s most well known mathematicians, including multiple winners of the Abel Prize—math’s equivalent of the Nobel. (Both the first woman and first person of Latin American descent to win the Abel are from UT Austin.) Science and technology leaders trained here go on to tackle complex and nonlinear problems with mathematical and computational skills that lead to innovations.


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Mathematics and Computer Science

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Experiences & Careers

Mathematics students at UT Austin conduct research with faculty and partner with graduate students to do higher-level math. Many study abroad, secure internships and participate in entrepreneurial endeavors. They go on to pursue careers in industry, education, finance, economics and more. Recent grads have titles such as:

  • Global technology analyst
  • Technical solutions engineer
  • Health and benefits actuarial consultant
  • Robotocist
  • Supply chain analyst
  • UX research analyst

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Find opportunities for math majors at UT

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Explore Stories

Math students at UT Austin take a crack at problems that have stumped generations of talented learners. They get to experience the thrill of true mastery. Supportive mentors accompany them along their way, amid explorations of how mathematics intersects with sciences and technology in applications for healthcare, telecommunications and much more.

Marrying rigorous calculus with the right start in college

When problems are thorny, call in the mathematicians

Algorithmically improving imaging

Study & Learn

Mathematicians distinguish themselves with their creativity, persistence, problem-solving  and computational and modeling abilities. These skills prepare them for a wide array of future careers in high-demand areas. Below is a list of undergraduate degree options and more about graduate study.

Bachelor’s degrees and courses

Pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics

Type
C
Academic Program

Applied Statistical Modeling

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
N/A
Type
C
Academic Program

Evidence and Inquiry

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
N/A
Type
BSA
Academic Program

Mathematics

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
Type
BSA
Academic Program

Mathematics

Honors

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
Type
BA
Academic Program

Mathematics

Mathematics Standard

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
Type
BA
Academic Program

Mathematics

Teaching

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
Type
BS
Academic Program

Mathematics: Option 1

Actuarial Science

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
Type
BS
Academic Program

Mathematics: Option 5

Teaching

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
Type
BS
Academic Program

Mathematics: Option 6

Mathematics Honors

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
Type
BS
Academic Program

Mathematics: Option 7

Mathematics

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
Type
C
Academic Program

Quantum Information Science

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
N/A
Type
C
Academic Program

Scientific Computation

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
N/A
Type
C
Academic Program

UTeach-Natural Sciences Accelerated Track

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
N/A
Type
C
Academic Program

UTeach Natural Sciences Secondary Teaching Option

Year of Entry
2022–2024
Requirements
What to Take When
N/A

Math News

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Accolades

UT Austin Mathematician Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Cameron Gordon, a mathematician known for his research on knots, was elected to the country’s most prestigious scientific organization.

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UT Celebrates the Life of Jim Vick

A man in a suit flashes the hook 'em horns hand sign next to a desk where the sign reads "James W. Vick Center, School of Undergraduate Studies"

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