​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

Whether you're interested in theoretical or applied mathematics, CMU's math programs will help you build problem-solving skills for a wide range of careers. Working with faculty, you'll apply the equations and theories you've learned in class and could present your research results at the annual campuswide Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition. Student organizations, such as Kappa Mu Epsilon, also prepare you for the professional world.​

Points of Pride

  • More than two dozen research publications have resulted from CMU undergraduate projects and have appeared in prestigious journals such as the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics.
  • CMU's annual Fleming Lecture Series brings to campus some of the world’s best mathematical minds, including Sir Timothy Gowers, Terence Tao, S.R.S. Varadhan and Cédric Villani.
  • You’ll have access to free tutors at CMU's Mathematics Assistance Centers in Park Library and Troutman Hall.

Put Your Degree to Work

Mathematicians work in the federal government and in private science and engineering research companies. They may work on teams with engineers, scientists and other professionals.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Mathematician$101,360 per year23% (800 more jobs)
Statistician$75,560 per year27% (7,400 more jobs)
Actuary$93,680 per year26% (6,300 more jobs)

Program Overview

For a full review of programs and required courses, visit CMU's official online academic bulletin and consult with an academic advisor.


For More Information

Visit the Department of Mathematics website or contact:

Dr. Ben Salisbury
Pearce Hall 211
Email: salis1bt@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3596