Mathematics

Major, Minor

Master the fundamental areas of undergraduate mathematics in a program that is both broad and deep.

Learn alongside award-winning faculty members who are dedicated to students. Our faculty members conduct research, author textbooks, travel abroad to work with budding mathematicians in developing nations and play an active role in influencing mathematics curricula nationwide.

Choose from many extracurricular opportunities, including Math Club, International Mathematical Modeling Competition, Putnam Exam teams, Colloquium Series and grading and tutoring opportunities.

Enjoy excellent facilities, including student study space, a computer lab with statistical and mathematical software and a mathematical games library.

Specializations in actuarial science, biomathematics, secondary mathematics education, and advanced mathematics provide graduates with essential skills for immediate entry into business, industry, education or graduate school.

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Andrewa Noble

Andrewa Noble was mathematics pioneer, attending Pacific in the 1920s and earning a PhD in mathematics in 1936. She was a a professor and chair of the Pacific University Math Department before her retirement in 1965. She was also chair of the chemistry, physics and math section of the Northwest Scientific Association.

Cecilie Froehlich

A 1942 headline in The Campus, the undergraduate newspaper of City College of New York, set the tone: “First Female Invades Tech School Faculty,” it blared. Cecilie Froehlich led Pacific's math department until 1970 and was an outspoken advocate for recruiting women into the fields of math and engineering.

Nancy Posing smiling

Dr. Neudauer is among approximately 60 women mathematicians meeting this week at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa, for the African Women in Mathematics conference.