Our Department








Welcome to the Department of Mathematics!

Department Head Welcome

We are a community of researchers and teachers who are developing the frontiers of the field, working on applying it wherever quantitative, geometric, or statistical insights are valuable (in areas ranging from physics and biology to data science, computing, and engineering), and helping students develop their skills, understanding, and potential.

This site has lots more information on our courses, degree programs, both Undergraduate and Graduate, people, areas of research, events, and outreach programs. Take advantage of all we have to offer in and around the mathematical sciences!

- Department Head Doug Ulmer

About Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics is the campus home for all activity in the Mathematical Sciences, the place where members of our community create, communicate, and apply mathematics of the highest caliber. 

With internationally recognized research and graduate education, award winning undergraduate programs, and extensive outreach to local schools, all of our students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to fully develop their potential.


  • help students develop core skills supporting a wide range of majors, 
  • offer advanced training for quantitative careers, and
  • carry out research that advances the frontiers of knowledge.

Through the breadth and quality of its programs, the Department of Mathematics makes major contributions to the mission of the University of Arizona and to the quality of life in Tucson and beyond!



The Department of Mathematics offers BS and BA degrees in two different majors: Mathematics and Statistics & Data Science (SDS), each with several emphasis tracks.  At the undergraduate level, the department provides almost 60,000 credit hours of instruction per year and offers its more than 500 majors unparalleled opportunities for research, internships, and tutoring experiences.

The department also offers PhD, MS, and MA programs in Mathematics and Mathematics Education, and it provides major contributions to the Graduate Interdisciplinary Degree Programs in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. It also offers unique post-doctoral opportunities for recent PhDs planning careers in research and education. 


The Department is a national leader in the use of technology in mathematics education and was awarded the Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence for Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics with Technology. Additionally, the undergraduate, graduate, and GIDP programs have been awarded two 5-year, $3.5 million VIGRE training grants from the National Science Foundation, a distinction very few programs in the country can match. The department's faculty includes Regents' Professors, University Distinguished Professors, and numerous recipients of national and international awards. A large percentage of the faculty are supported by grants and contracts from external funding agencies, with total awards averaging several million dollars per year.  

Community Engagement

Our department has a long and excellent tradition of outreach to local Tucson schools and engagement with public audiences curious about mathematics.  We invite you to join us for one of our public lectures, browse our newsletter, and learn about programs that engage teachers, students, and families in mathematical explorations.


A gift to the Department of Mathematics is an investment in the future of mathematics education, research, and outreach to the Tucson community and beyond. Donations support our mission to contribute to the growing need for the power of mathematical sciences across all fields. It’s this support that allows UArizona Mathematics to drive potential and grow opportunity.