Why Study Mathematics?

Mathematics is the universal language that has linked disciplines and cultures from the beginning of human history. It allows us to recognize patterns, apply logic to the world around us and predict trends.

The study of mathematics helps you to develop analytical and quantitative skills that are highly valued by employers in industry, government and education 

The academic offerings in mathematics at Towson University are innovative and flexible, providing students with a solid theoretical background and skills in mathematical problem-solving. 

Alumni work in actuarial science, teaching, mathematical economics, statistics, finance, health science, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, research and systems analysis. Others go on to graduate and professional schools. 

Learn more about careers in mathematics at the Career Center.


Mathematics students are welcomed into a vital learning community with highly engaged peers and faculty. Class sizes are small, and students enjoy individual attention from faculty members committed to superior teaching and scholarship.

Academic Advantages

  • big-school resources with small-school attention, featuring individualized advising and extensive student support
  • three active student mathematics clubs offering guest speakers and activities related to problem-solving and career preparation 
  • proximity to employers such as the National Security Agency (NSA), which requires mathematicians to analyze and create codes, and perform other high-level tasks related to national security
  • the Department's Applied Mathematics Laboratory (AML), where select, advanced students conduct research for a local industry or government agencies. Successful projects have included research for Westinghouse Electric Corp., the Science Application International Corporation, the Baltimore City Fire Department, the Baltimore and Carroll County Governments, the National Institute of Justice, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and RTR Technologies.