Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

  • Actuarial science program director Dr. Ohoe Kim with students
  • Student working on an applied mathematics problem
  • A Towson UTeach intern at her first placement
  • Student at chalkboard pondering a problem she is working on
  • Dr. Larence Shirley and students looking at a poster at the Towson University Research Expo
  • Two students studying mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers an innovative and flexible undergraduate mathematics program for students majoring or minoring in mathematics, honors students, pre-service teachers at all levels, and for the many thousands of students who take mathematics to satisfy general education or major requirements.  We also offer graduate programs in applied and industrial mathematics and in mathematics education. The mathematics major can be combined with a second major in computer science or economics.

NCATE Logo - Towson University is a NCATE Accredited InstitutionTowson University is recognized as Maryland’s preeminent teacher education institution as well as a national model for the professional preparation of classroom teachers. The Department of Mathematics at Towson University has a distinguished history in the preparation of middle and high school teachers, as well as preparing preK–5 teachers to teach mathematical concepts and skills. The Department offers outstanding, NCATE accredited undergraduate major and minor programs, as well as the finest graduate program in the state of Maryland for the initial and advanced preparation of teachers of mathematics.

7800 York Road Building  - Home of the 
	    Department of Mathematics
      7800 York Road building — home of the
    Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics has an excellent faculty.  Committed to superior teaching, faculty members bring both scholarly and practical experience to the classroom. Classes are generally small, rarely exceeding 30 students.  We encourage students to meet with their professors outside of class to facilitate the learning process with one-on-one conversations.


Outside of class, mathematics students have many opportunities to get involved.  They might work on new problems with the Applied Mathematics Laboratory team, join one of the three student math clubs, or apply for the university's honors program.  Other resources available to students include: a departmental mathematics placement test that helps students determine which classes are right for them, the Mathematics Tutoring Center, scholarships, awards, financial aid and on-campus jobs.

Department of Mathematics
7800 York Road, Room 316 (campus map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
Fax: 410-704-4149

Ms. Laura Potter
Laura Potter is one of five TU alumnae selected among Maryland's best teachers and educators.
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student research
  Towson Mathematics Undergraduate Students: Emily Denis, Trystan Denhard, Shaina Mensh and Bridgette Goyne; and graduate student David Thompson presented talks at the at Association of Maryland Mathematics Teacher Educators’ 2015 Early Career Teaching Conference.

What can I do?
  What can you do as a mathematics major? See Why Major in Mathematics.

New Faculty Positions
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