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Academic Maps Many disciplines–including business, economics, the life sciences, medicine, the physical sciences and engineering–have much greater mathematical content now than they did a generation ago, and the need for mathematically literate professionals and entrepreneurs continues to grow. Our Mathematics program is designed to maximize students’ abilities to construct, solve and interpret mathematical models of problems that arise naturally in these fields, and to effectively communicate mathematical ideas. We place a special emphasis on preparing and supporting teachers who will impart these skills to future generations, but a major in mathematics is excellent preparation for a wide variety of future endeavors. For our students and graduates in secondary mathematics education, we encourage and support participation in local and national programs of professional development and curriculum review. Students who plan to pursue advanced studies in mathematics or a related field are encouraged to participate in summer research projects such as the National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates.

  • Why Math?

    Why Math?

    Most of our students take our program for two main reasons—this is their first step on their road to grad school (to study applied math, statistics and computer science) or they’re preparing for a career as a high school math teacher.

  • Double up

    Double up

    Many students take on our Math program as a double major. If you’re in a program like Business or Biology, Math is a great complement.

  • Love Math?

    Love Math?

    Then you’ll want to join our Math Club where you can meet with fellow math-lovers to tackle problems, participate in discussions and attend conferences.

  • Ready to compete?

    Ready to compete?

    We highly encourage our students to take part in national and international mathematics competitions to put their technical competence to the test and flex their originality.

  • On the road

    On the road

    Our Math students have the opportunity to travel to regional and national meetings of the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Society, and summer programs such as the Institute for Advanced Study’s Park City Mathematics Institute.

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I feel very lucky to have been a part of UMPI’s math program. The small classes result in an extremely productive learning environment. I felt very comfortable asking questions in class and taking advantage of the professors’ knowledge and support outside of scheduled class times. By sharing ideas and tackling challenging problems under the guidance of excellent faculty, I have developed an interest in many areas of pure and applied mathematics and learned invaluable skills. This fall I will begin a Master of Science in Operational Research at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

— Thomas Wire, Class of 2008

I enjoyed this opportunity to work with the local university and other colleges. I hope that the knowledge I have gained will help “bridge the gap” between the university and high school.

— Ryan Drost, Class of 2006
Caribou High School mathematics teacher
(referring to his participation with UMPI faculty in an MAA sponsored workshop on a revised calculus curriculum)

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Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: (207) 768-9532
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