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The Nebraska Difference
Discover what moves you with a diverse blend of academic disciplines.
Flexibility & Choice
Customize your degree with course choices. Add a minor or second major.
Build knowledge, skills and experience in and out of the classroom.
Limitless Career Paths
Connect your major, interests and goals to any field.
Focus and Range
Dive deep into your mathematics major while taking a wide variety of courses across all areas in the College of Arts and Sciences. Graduate academically well-rounded and eager to keep learning. Use your collaboration and communication skills to address complex problems and make a positive impact professionally and personally.
1-to-1 Academic Advising and Career Coaching
Along with your faculty, professional academic advisors and career coaches will help you make a one-of-a-kind degree plan. We are focused on your success, while at Nebraska and after graduation, whether your goal is employment or graduate/professional school.
Tailor the Major to Your Interests
Select one of seven different options that allow you to either keep your course selections broad, or tailor them to connect to a related discipline or career field. It’s also easy to overlap your option with a minor or even a second major.
Elementary Analysis (MATH 325)
Mathematical reasoning, construction of proofs and careful mathematical writing in the context of continuous mathematics and calculus.
Group Theory (MATH 417)
Cyclic, dihedral and permutation groups, subgroups, co-sets, normality and quotient groups and fundamental isomorphism theorems.
Principles of Operations Research (MATH 428)
Techniques and applications of operations research. Includes linear programming, queueing theory, decision analysis, network analysis and simulation.
Number Theory (MATH 445)
Fundamentals of number theory, including congruences, primality tests and factoring methods. Diophantine equations, quadratic reciprocity, continued fractions and elliptic curves.
Stochastic Processes (MATH 489)
Markov chains, continuous-time Markov processes, the Poisson process, Brownian motion and introduction to stochastic calculus.
Huskers Do Big Things
Outside the Classroom
Depending on your major, interests and goals, you can choose to do research, work as an intern, study abroad, become a leader or serve your community. The university’s Experiential Learning requirement ensures you have at least one of these transformative learning experiences; students in the College of Arts and Sciences typically complete at least two.
Eloísa Grifo, Assistant Professor
Dr. Grifo’s expertise in commutative algebra focuses on points of irregularity, called singularities, in complex geometric shapes described by a system of polynomial equations. She is also engaged in outreach activities with Lincoln Public Schools and running an online platform highlighting the work of early career researchers. She recently received an early career award from the National Science Foundation.
Academics & Experiential Learning
- Our motto is Academics + Experience = Opportunities. Employers and graduate/professional schools are looking for students who have a strong academic background and hands-on experience.
- Mathematics majors regularly engage in research or internships, and many study abroad or get involved in service or leadership on campus and beyond.
- CASC 200: Career Development in Arts and Sciences. Explore your interests, abilities and values while identifying career options and preparing to apply for internships, jobs or graduate/professional school.
- MATH 435: Math in the City. Partner with local organizations on a real-world project to analyze data around current societal issues.
- Join the Math Club to connect with faculty, fellow students, guest speakers and alumni.
- Help others as a learning assistant in the Math Resource Center.
Have Questions? We're Here to Help
If you have questions about the Mathematics major or navigating the application process, contact us.