What can you do with an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Sciences from WPI?

Picture a career as a cryptographer designing systems to protect sensitive data, an animator bringing the next great film to the big screen, or an operations analyst helping organizations run more efficiently.

WPI’s hands-on, project-oriented program will give you the expert knowledge and practical experience needed to excel in both academia and industry. You’ll master mathematical theory and put your skills and knowledge to use to solve real problems in the world around you. You’ll also benefit from our strong connections to industry and highly flexible plans of study.

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Curriculum

Our program prepares all students to become creative problem solvers who make an impact, but exactly how you get there is up to you. You may select from a wide range of courses in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics and will develop depth across these areas:

  • Algebraic & discrete mathematics
  • Computational & applied analysis
  • Operations research
  • Probability & statistics

You’ll complement your studies with courses in computer science, the natural sciences, engineering, and business. No matter what path you choose, you will have many chances to apply your knowledge to solve meaningful problems through hands-on projects.

BS/MS Option:

Mathematical Sciences students admitted to the BS/MS program are able to count certain courses toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees, completing the program in approximately five years.

Project-based Learning

Projects are at the heart of the WPI curriculum. Both in and outside the classroom, students are immersed in projects that apply their growing knowledge to real-world challenges––and mathematical sciences offers endless possibilities for innovative projects. You'll work with classmates to complete course projects and undertake a final project in collaboration with an industry partner that might include finding optimal flight schedules for delivery drones or creating alternate teaching modules for middle school math.

More Value

Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internshipearning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.