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BA and BS Programs in Mathematics or Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers degree programs leading to Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics, and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Statistics.

Within the BA and BS programs in Mathematics the following Areas of Concentration are available:

  • Concentration toward Graduate Studies
  • Concentration in Applied Mathematics
  • Concentration in Optimization and Operations Research
  • Concentration in Actuarial Science
  • Concentration in Statistical Sciences
  • Concentration in Mathematics Education

Within the BS program in Statistics, the following Concentration Tracks are available:

  • Mathematical Statistics Track
  • Applied Statistics Track

Students in other departments may pursue a minor or a second major in Mathematics or Statistics:

  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Minor in Statistics
  • Minor in Biomathematics

Questions on Mathematics and Statistics foundations courses

Questions about 100- or 200-level Mathematics or Statistics courses, such as prerequisites, or problems signing up for a course, should be directed to the course’s instructor.

The evaluation of transfer credits is handled by UMBC’s Registrar’s Office. You will find forms and instruction for this purpose in their website. Course placement is administered through the Learning Resources Center.

ARTSYS (The Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities) maintains a database of course equvalencies for tranfer purposes.

Declaring or changing to a Mathematics/Statistics major/minor

Students interested in declaring a Mathematics or Statistics major or minor should fill out a Change of Major Form from the Registrar’s Office and submit it to the Departmental Coordinator, Ms. Janet Burgee, in MP 410. She will then forward your completed form to the Registrars Office and assign you a Mathematics/Statistics Advisor.

Advising for majors/minors and general questions

For general questions on the Mathematics or Statistics programs, contact the appropriate person in the Points of contact paragraph below.

Current Mathematics or Statistics majors and minors can locate the name of their academic advisor on the bulletin board across from the Math/Statistics Office in MP 410 or in myUMBC in the Advising and Student Support topic under My Advisors. All students who have been assigned an advisor should make appointments directly with him or her. Students who wish to switch advisors should contact Ms. Janet Burgee; see below. The following links and forms serve as resources during advising meetings:

Points of contact

Program Coordinator: Ms. Janet Burgee
Email: jburgee@umbc.edu
Phone: 410–455–2401
Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 410

Mathematics Program Advisor: Dr. Kalman Nanes
Email: knanes@umbc.edu
Phone: 410–455–2439
Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 439

Statistics Program Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Stanwyck
Email: estanwy1@umbc.edu
Phone: 410–455–5731
Location: Math/Psychology Building, Room 404