Why earn an accelerated bachelor's and master's in Mathematics?

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Oct. 15* | Dec. 1
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Studying mathematics helps you understand the building blocks of science and our everyday world. From computational mathematics to analytical thinking, a mathematics degree builds the skills you need in any career.

As a Mathematics major at UND, you'll take a deep dive into subjects including:

  • Applied Math
  • Combinatorics and Cryptology
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Number Theory and Abstract Algebra

As you progress through the curriculum, you'll become proficient at:

  • Computational mathematics
  • Logical and analytical thinking
  • Formulating problems in mathematical language and solving them
  • Working with mathematical structures
  • Abstract thinking
  • Mathematical concepts and teaching methods

As part of the Mathematics 4+1 program you will start a research project as an undergraduate in the Mathematics Capstone course, (Math 488), completing it as a thesis or independent study as a graduate student. There will be multiple opportunities for you to present your work at conferences and as published research papers. You may also opt for an off-campus experience in UND’s Co-op and Internship programs.

You'll graduate as a skilled mathematician and problem solver, and this program will help you launch a career in government, industry or secondary math education.

How the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Mathematics Program Works

The accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at UND an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees at an accelerated pace.

All requirements for both the undergraduate and M.S. degrees must be met, and these students may double count up to 12 graduate-level credits towards the requirements for their undergraduate degree as well as their M.S. degree requirements. Accelerated degree students must obtain their M.S. degree within 12 months of completing their undergraduate degree, provided that the degree requirements can be completed in that time frame.

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, apply to UND and your program. As a current student, connect with your advisor to make sure you stay on track for the combined or accelerated program. During your junior year, you can officially apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Complete the required courses, and you'll earn both your undergraduate and graduate degree at the same time.

Mathematics at UND

  • Volunteer to work with teenage mathematics students in our annual Math Track Meet.

  • Hear from experts in the field through our visiting speaker series.

  • Immerse yourself in a topic of interest and complete a large-scale independent study project.

  • Get the tutoring help you need at the Math Learning Center & Computer Lab.

  • Study with faculty who are experts in their areas of interest and receive one-on-one attention.

Mathematics Careers


Anticipated job growth for mathematicians and statisticians

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median annual salary for financial analysts

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Studying mathematics builds the problem-solving and logical-thinking skills that employers prize. Your combined bachelor's/master's degree will take you anywhere you want to go, whether you plan a career in mathematics, business, industry, government, teaching or academics.

Those who have earned a Mathematics degree from UND have gone on to work in a variety of careers, including:

A Mathematics degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Curriculum Development
  • R (Programming Language)

UND Mathematics Major Alumni

Mathematics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
  • Bismarck State College
  • Dynamic Signal, Inc.
  • Epic Systems Corporation

Mathematics Courses You Could Take


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