Department of Mathematical Sciences

Math
What We Do

The Department of Mathematical Sciences provides training in mathematics and data science — invaluable skills in nearly any field.

Contact Information
Department Chair

Rebecca Sparks
rsparks@ric.edu
401-456-8038

 

Joyce Landi
Higher Education Administration Assistant I

Ranked one of the top majors for degree value and earning potential by publications like Forbes, National Public Radio and The Economist, the field of mathematics has a projected higher-than-average job growth rate of 33 percent between 2019 and 2029 and an equally high median salary.

In RIC's B.A. in mathematics program, you will undertake a journey through one of the world’s oldest and richest academic disciplines while developing skills that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. You will learn that there is more to mathematics than solving equations – in fact, this skill makes up only a small portion of the discipline. Mathematicians must also think logically and systematically and communicate clearly. 

In our B.S. in data science program, you will be entering one of the top emerging fields of the 21st century. From startups to Fortune 500s to government agencies, organizations are capitalizing on big data and need data scientists to distill that data so that they can make informed business decisions.

Our department also offers an M.A. in mathematical studies, and a B.A.-to-M.A. in mathematical studies, which provides an accelerated, five-year pathway to an advanced degree. Ultimately, the Department of Mathematics will either prime you for further education or pave the way to a lucrative career.

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