Mathematics

Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics

The Mathematics program at the University of Maine at Farmington equips students for lives and careers involving the tools of mathematics. You will develop the skills of abstract thinking, analysis and synthesis by studying in such areas as calculus, linear and abstract algebra, logic, probability and statistics.

The Mathematics program at UMF is designed to prepare you for a career in a mathematical field, while also providing you with the necessary tools of theory, abstraction and inquiry to be successful in a graduate mathematics program. The Mathematics major conforms to the guidelines of the Mathematical Association of America, the largest professional society in the world with a focus on undergraduate mathematics.

We pride ourselves on our personal association with each student. We provide a supportive atmosphere while guiding students to become independent learners. In addition to regular coursework, motivated students will find ample opportunities to engage in undergraduate research at UMF under the close and supportive mentorship of a mathematics faculty member. Students have presented the results of their research at regional and national conferences, and have also published scholarly papers in peer-reviewed research journals.

What Courses Might You Take?

Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student – in every major – will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to this program, such as:

MAT 151M Foundations of Abstract Mathematics
MAT 242 Differential Equations
MAT 251 Linear Algebra
MAT 333 Graph Theory and Combinatorics
MAT 352 Abstract Algebra
MAT 371 Mathematical Probability