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Math students enjoy a great deal of personal attention. Most math classes for math majors are 40 students or less, and many upper-level classes have fewer than 25 students. In addition, the math curriculum is flexible enough that students can take classes in other interest areas or pursue double major or a minor without too much difficulty.  Math specializations include:

Important note: When applying for any specialization within Mathematics, select "Mathematics" as your major. You will have the opportunity to specialize as you progress through the curriculum.

Mathematics Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.


Contact Information

Recruiting Coordinator,
Phone: 765-494-1771


Many math graduates choose to continue their education in professional schools such as law, business, or medical schools. Others choose to teach. Others pursue graduate school in mathematics, engineering, computational finance, and other areas. Job options include positions such as database managers, programming, actuarial work, software engineering, military work, insurance, banking, and finance.

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