Why Major in Math at Rutgers-Camden?

From the Mathematics programs at Rutgers University-Camden, you will:

  • Learn skills and develop abilities that employers seek
    • Mathematical skills: learn computational approaches, logical reasoning, problem solving, data analysis, pattern recognition, and other advanced quantitative skills.
    • Analytical thinking: apply mathematical methods and principles to solve real world problems.
    • Communication skills: develop the ability to clearly present information using mathematical language.
  • Have strong career options and outlook
    • Many jobs in today’s economy require analytic and quantitative skills. A 2019 study found that graduates with degrees in STEM fields out-earn their peers and are less likely to be unemployed, and ranked Applied Math as #13 of the most valuable majors.
  • Interact with world-class researchers
    • Our programs provide students the opportunities to interact with our faculty and conduct sponsored research projects.
  • Connect to Rutgers alumni network
    • Math alumni have diverse career paths and keep strong ties to the department, returning to speak at departmental events and providing guidance to current students.

Our students have found employment in the following fields:

  • Data analytics
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Computing
  • IT
  • Higher education
  • Secondary education

Other students have gone on to pursue graduate and professional degrees in mathematics, computer science, finance, and other fields.

Why should you be a Math Major at Rutgers-Camden?


Why Mathematics and Statistics? 

Mathematics is the science of structure, order, and relation. It originated from basic human activities such as counting and measuring. Mathematics is the language of physical sciences and engineering. In more recent years, it has increasingly played a similar role in quantitative aspects of the life sciences. Statistics is the science of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting empirical data.

Mathematics and Statistics are highly interdisciplinary fields. They underpin many recent breakthroughs in computer and biological sciences, communication, and medicine. 

Careers for Math Majors  by Cheryl Hallman, Assistant Dean and Director of Career Center

How to Apply

Math Undergraduate Program Application

First-Year Applicants

Use the undergraduate admissions application to apply as a first-year student if you have never attended college as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student. A first-year applicant may be a current high school student or an adult who has taken 12 or fewer college credits.

Transfer Applicants

Use the undergraduate admissions application to apply as a transfer student if you have already graduated from high school and will have earned at least 12 college credits before your expected start at Rutgers–Camden.

To apply for mathematics undergraduate programs, please visit the Rutgers-Camden Admissions website.

Math Graduate Program Application

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Mathematics programs at Rutgers-Camden, the applicant must

  •  have a bachelor’s degree in science or mathematics, with a GPA greater than 3.0
  •  submit GRE scores
  •  arrange two letters of recommendation.

Follow this link to apply for mathematics graduate programs.