Howard University

Dr. Bourama Toni, Chair
Howard University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
204 Academic Support Building B
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-6830

Undergraduate | Mathematics Majors | Mathematics Minors | Graduate

The department offers courses leading to degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. If you are interested in mathematics as a major, you should know that a concentration in actuarial science prepares you for the foundations of actuarial practice, which involves statistically calculating risks, premiums, etc. for insurance. A concentration in mathematics education prepares you for teaching mathematics at the elementary and secondary level.

A concentration in pure and applied mathematics, the more traditional course of study, ordinarily attracts students who expect to pursue higher degrees in mathematics, as well as those preparing for careers as mathematicians in industry and government. For a sample of prospective mathematical careers please see the Careers and Employment page of the American Mathematical Society.

The specific mission for the minor in mathematics is to provide him/her with a foundation in real and multi-dimensional calculus so that he/she may understand applications using calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, or statistics in business, economics, and the sciences. To obtain a minor in mathematics, a student must take the calculus sequence (MATH-156, MATH-157, MATH-158); Proof & Problem Solving I and II (MATH-101, MATH-102);  and either differential equations (MATH-159), linear algebra (MATH-180) or one other higher level course.

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