Mathematics at South Carolina

Albert Einstein, who knew quite a bit about such things, said, “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” The department of mathematics puts this “poetry” into action with an outstanding program of teaching, research and service.

What to Expect

As a mathematics major, you will also develop widely sought-after skills including the ability to logically and critically evaluate situations including developing and implementing effective problem-solving strategies involving a wide range of ideas and data. You will enjoy relatively small classes with increased interaction with your professors.

We encourage you to take advantage of the Mathematics Library and the Hedberg Student Lounge, complete with a refrigerator, microwave, sink and chalkboard — perfect for studying in groups.

You will choose an area of emphasis from actuarial, education, applied or general. Additionally, the department’s list of Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships in Mathematics recipients is growing very rapidly. These national awards provide funding for the completion of the student’s education as well as the first few years of teaching.

 

Undergraduate Degree

B B.S. in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a high-quality undergraduate experience by providing a comprehensive education in mathematics with a strong foundation in the liberal arts.

  • Calculus I and II
  • Vector Calculus
  • Algorithmic Design I
  • Probability
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Statistics for Engineers or Statistical Methods I
  • Algorithmic Design II or Statistical Methods II

The Bachelor of Science with a distinction in mathematics is available to any mathematics majors who completes 12 hours of additional mathematics coursework and prepares and publicly presents an approved undergraduate research project.

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.

 

Graduate Degrees

The department of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences offers three master’s degree programs including a Master of Arts, a Master of Science and a Master of Mathematics. A Ph.D. program is also available.

A Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is also available, which leads to initial teacher licensure/certification in mathematics. For more information, please review the secondary education program information.

M  M.A. in Mathematics

Graduate Director: Ognian Trifonov, 803-777-3882, graddir@math.sc.edu
Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

M  Master of Mathematics (M.M.) 

Graduate Director: Ognian Trifonov, 803-777-3882, graddir@math.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

M  M.S. in Mathematics

Graduate Director: Ognian Trifonov, 803-777-3882, graddir@math.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

D  Ph.D. in Mathematics

Graduate Director: Ognian Trifonov, 803-777-3882, graddir@math.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.