Providing the foundation of progress, through the science that helps describe everything.
World-Class Math Leadership
At the heart of the sciences and technologies that drive our modern world is mathematics, a universal language that can lead to better understanding of everything. Our faculty are among the world’s most well known mathematicians, including multiple winners of the Abel Prize—math’s equivalent of the Nobel. (Both the first woman and first person of Latin American descent to win the Abel are from UT Austin.) Science and technology leaders trained here go on to tackle complex and nonlinear problems with mathematical and computational skills that lead to innovations.
I love that there’s a place for everyone here at UT Austin. Whether you like coding all night, movies, or playing ball at Gregory Gym, you’re bound to find someone who shares those interests.”
Mathematics and Computer Science
Experiences & Careers
Mathematics students at UT Austin conduct research with faculty and partner with graduate students to do higher-level math. Many study abroad, secure internships and participate in entrepreneurial endeavors. They go on to pursue careers in industry, education, finance, economics and more. Recent grads have titles such as:
- Global technology analyst
- Technical solutions engineer
- Health and benefits actuarial consultant
- Supply chain analyst
- UX research analyst
Discover mathematics career paths
Math students at UT Austin take a crack at problems that have stumped generations of talented learners. They get to experience the thrill of true mastery. Supportive mentors accompany them along their way, amid explorations of how mathematics intersects with sciences and technology in applications for healthcare, telecommunications and much more.
Marrying rigorous calculus with the right start in college
When problems are thorny, call in the mathematicians
Study & Learn
Mathematicians distinguish themselves with their creativity, persistence, problem-solving and computational and modeling abilities. These skills prepare them for a wide array of future careers in high-demand areas. Below is a list of undergraduate degree options and more about graduate study.
Bachelor’s degrees and courses
Mathematics: Option 1
Mathematics: Option 5
Mathematics: Option 6
Mathematics: Option 7
UT Austin Mathematician Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Cameron Gordon, a mathematician known for his research on knots, was elected to the country’s most prestigious scientific organization.