• Math student at Chapman University
Schmid College of Science and Technology

BS in Mathematics

» Mathematics

Our Mathematics program provides a tailored educational experience for problem solvers and critical thinkers. You’ll explore applied and abstract mathematics to gain expertise in the language of numbers. Graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate mathematics orally and in writing
  • Understand current mathematical research
  • Prove mathematical results

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Where This Degree Will Take You

After finishing the program, you’ll have research experience and a strong foundation in Mathematics. These assets make graduates well prepared for:

  • Careers in statistical and data analysis, actuary, technology, computation and many more fields
  • K-12 teaching opportunities
  • Master and Ph.D. programs

Our career advisor will help you explore these options. For more information on career options and outcomes, visit our Mathematics Career page.

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Taylor Lee Patti '17
Math, Physics and Spanish Triple Major
While a student, Math, Physics and Spanish triple major Taylor Lee Patti published her research in two peer-reviewed journals, a rare achievement for an undergraduate in any discipline. She’s currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Harvard University.

Research Opportunities

Research is a fundamental part of the Mathematics program. Every student spends their first two years conducting research as part of a Grand Challenges Initiative project team

Mathematics students also have opportunities to work with the Center of Excellence in Computation, Algebra and Topology (CECAT) and the Center of Excellence in Complex and Hypercomplex Analysis (CECHA). 

In addition, we offer opportunities to get first-hand research experience through faculty projects, an internship with an industry partner and/or a global education experience.

Funding is available to assist students with costs associated with their research.

Program Faculty

Our faculty have diverse specializations and research interests, and they’re passionate about working with undergraduate students. This includes advising and mentoring throughout your time at Chapman, as well as partnering with you on gaining substantial research experience.

Our faculty, along with their areas of specialization, are listed below. Feel free to reach out to any of them with questions or to learn more about student research opportunities.

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Peter Jipsen

Dr. Peter Jipsen, Professor of Mathematics, is a respected scholar of universal algebra, lattice theory and multiple other areas. Learn how undergraduate research influences his work in abstract algebra and parallel algorithms:

Industry Internship Opportunities

Internships are a great way to earn credit and money while gaining research experience in a professional environment. You will have several industries to choose from, as Chapman is close to several data analytics, medical and tech companies.

Our Schmid College career advisor will help you in your internship search. We have ongoing relationships with many organizations in the region, and these have been strengthened by their great experiences working with Chapman students. Some of these partners include:

Global Education Opportunities

Studying and researching abroad can be a valuable part of your undergraduate experience. Studying abroad will likely not delay graduation, and you may be eligible for a tuition waiver and/or funding awards.

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Student Clubs and Organizations

Joining a student club or organization is a great way to build your community and develop your skillset. Chapman has more than 230 options. You can view Schmid’s College clubs here.

Below are options we think are especially relevant for Mathematics majors.

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Admission & Tour Information

You can learn more about the application process on the University’s Admission website. Specific transfer recommendations are available below. While you consider Chapman, we hope you will also have time to visit for a:


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Related Programs

Chapman encourages you to explore your interests wherever they take you. Many students interested in math are also curious about:

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Computer Science

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Math and Civil Engineering

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Science Minors

You can explore all of Chapman’s undergraduate majors and minors with our program finder.

Contact Us

Program Questions
Dana Dacier
Administrative Assistant
Keck Center 350
(714) 744-7644

Admission Questions
(714) 997-6711

Grand Challenges Initiative

GCI students at Chapman University

GCI is a unique two-year research project that is part of the curriculum for all incoming first-year students in Schmid College.

Keck Center for Science and Engineering

Keck Center at Chapman University

The Keck Center is the home of Schmid College and where you will take classes, research and collaborate.