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Mathematics is of ever-increasing importance to our society and everyday life. It has long been the language of science and technology, and provides a rich source of methods for analyzing and solving problems encountered in the physical world. Today, mathematics is essential in virtually all fields of human endeavor, including business, the arts, and the social sciences.

The NU Mathematics Department offers several undergraduate degree programs, including combined majors. There are also several graduate programs in the department.

Many math majors take advantage of co-op opportunities in the scientific and business communities in Boston and elsewhere. Mathematical training may lead to co-op placements and careers in applied research (natural sciences, engineering, economics, management computer science) as well as in mathematical research, teaching, or industry.