Department of Mathematics

The department is led by an active faculty of accomplished researchers and dedicated teachers. We strive to provide access for all to fundamental mathematical ideas that shape the world and impact many subjects. We serve approximately 100 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students, as well as general University of Denver students.

Unlocking Your Potential

Math majors are in high demand because mathematics is everywhere. In a recent ranking of jobs based on income, potential growth, job security and work environment, many of the highest rated jobs required significant mathematical knowledge.

Our students gain a working understanding of mathematical principles coupled with the critical-thinking and analytical skills necessary to succeed in practically any field.

    Leading Students to Success

    Advising is a top priority for our department. As math majors rise to the challenge of collegiate courses and research in mathematics, they meet frequently with permanent faculty to discuss their next academic steps.

    By tailoring coursework, math students prepare for careers as actuaries, engineers, researchers or teachers. Whether you are interested in developing and analyzing mathematical models, optimizing logistical problems, or writing efficient computer code, mathematics is the tool of choice.

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    Discovering New Worlds with Research

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    Research is an integral part of all our programs. Our faculty are particularly strong in algebraic logic, combinatorics, dynamical systems, functional analysis, nonassociative algebra, ordered structures, probability and representation theory. We organize weekly seminars, frequently host international mathematical conferences on our beautiful campus, and provide travel funds for undergraduate and graduate students.



    A Message from the Department Chair

    "Our mission is to excel in conducting mathematical research and educating students within a supporting intellectual community." – Alvaro Arias, Professor and Department Chair

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    College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

    The Department of Mathematics is housed within DU's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics along with the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, geography and the environment, and physics and astronomy. Driven by collective leadership, the natural sciences and mathematics faculty collaborate across departments to ensure widespread delivery of student-centered teaching, mentorship programs and novel research.