The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a long and proud tradition of excellence in teaching undergraduate students, as well as an international reputation for world-class research and mentoring graduate students to a Master's degree or a PhD degree. Our Bachelor of Science degree and Bachelor of Arts degree programs are perhaps the most flexible and marketable undergraduate degrees at UVM. It is relatively easy to obtain a second Bachelor's degree while fulfilling the requirements of the B.S. or B.A. degree in Mathematics or Statistics. In addition, our minors in mathematics or statistics are also popular for students in other majors.
There are excellent job opportunities with a major in Mathematics, Statistics or Data Science, and our preparation for further study in graduate school has enabled many students to continue their studies at institutions such as Stanford, Chicago, MIT, Michigan, and of course UVM. For undergraduates, there are plenty of opportunities to do research with our faculty through the College’s REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program both during the academic year and during the summer. The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables motivated students to complete both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mathematics or Statistics within a five-year period. Our graduate students work with research faculty inside and outside the department to solve the most challenging problems in mathematics, statistics or their real-life applications.
Our faculty are dedicated teachers and reputable scholars, having won many UVM teaching excellence awards and University Scholar awards, and even a University Distinguished Professorship (the highest academic honor that UVM can bestow upon a member of the faculty). Our Department takes pride in its reputation for great teaching, cutting-edge research, and the personal attention we give our students.
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Jianke (Jackie) Yang
Williams Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair