Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Statistics
Pennsylvania Teaching Licensure

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As a mathematics major at Bucknell, you'll find small classes and big options.

Join a supportive community of students, teachers and scholars who share your curiosity for problems and patterns.

Pursue your passion within a liberal arts curriculum that nurtures your communication prowess alongside your analytical skills.

Discover rich research and internship opportunities and prepare for success in a broad range of career fields.

Degree Programs

Bucknell offers a range of mathematics degree pathways to fit your needs, including four distinct undergraduate majors:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics

You also have the option to concentrate in theoretical or applied math or earn a secondary teaching certification. We also offer a minor in mathematics.

Majors & minor requirements

Find your path to mathematics at Bucknell

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The Dominguez Center for Data Science

Data Excellence

The new Dominguez Center for Data Science will launch in 2024, and with it, programming that leverages curriculum, research and the expertise of faculty from all three of Bucknell's colleges. Students can expect real-world, hands-on learning experiences that prepare them for 21st century careers and foster ethical data-driven decision-making and creative problem-solving, no matter their area of study.

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Discover Diverse Career Options

Our diverse curriculum allows students freedom to dive into topics that interest them and support their career goals. That flexibility leads to a wide variety of options for our graduates. Recent graduates have landed jobs as:

  • Data analysts
  • Software developers
  • Financial analysts
  • Actuaries
  • Government cryptanalysts
  • Mathematics teachers

Where will a mathematics major take you?

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Mathematics Scholarships

The Bucknell Mathematics Scholars Program recognizes applicants for superior academic performance.

  • $15,000 per year
  • Financial need is not a requirement
  • Automatically renewed for second, third and fourth years as long as you meet academic progress and program requirements

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at or 570-577-3000.

Related Major: Mathematical Economics

The bachelor of science in mathematical economics incorporates economics, mathematics and statistics. Students gain the skills to grapple with questions at the interface of these two disciplines.

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Teach STEM

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STEM majors at Bucknell can earn Pennsylvania state teaching certification in a variety of fields, including biology, chemistry, physics and math.

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Beyond the Classroom

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Mathematics Events

The Department of Mathematics hosts frequent events, including guest lectures and student colloquium talks. They're part of our living-learning community, where students pursue their curiosity and interests inside and outside the classroom.

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Pre-calculus Requirement and Calculus Placement

To ease the transition to mathematics at Bucknell, the Mathematics department requires all MATH 201 students to complete an online preparation course. Students are encouraged to complete this course the summer before enrollment.

More information about the course

A student's high school calculus experience, calculus credits obtained from the Advanced Placement Examination and calculus credits obtained from another college will form the basis of credit given and calculus placement.

For Current Students

Find policies about the Gateway Exam and other information about the department (myBucknell login required).

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Contact Details

Department of Mathematics