Why study pure math at Washburn?

If you want to use your love of mathematics to help solve the complex problems facing industry, or government, or you want to pursue advanced study in STEM, Washburn can prepare you for what’s ahead with degree options and faculty mentors aligned with your goals.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $70,000on campus
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What sets mathematics at Washburn apart?

  • You’ll learn from faculty, not graduate students in small classes that allow you to develop your skills and begin to build your professional network.
  • Scholarships are available for incoming, transferring, and continuing students.
  • Students who successfully complete necessary courses can work as paid tutors for the department, or as private tutors.
  • Find community with math majors through student clubs and department study lounge in Morgan 252.

Degree options

As a math major, you will be able to choose (with help from your advisor, of course!) whether a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science fits your goals best.

While the core mathematics courses are the same, the specific degree requirements vary. A bachelor of science in mathematics requires a 30-hour concentration from the natural sciences: biology, chemistry, physics & astronomy, or computer information science. A bachelor of arts requires modern language study and more hours from the humanities and social sciences. 

"The smaller class size and having the actual professor teaching the material is one of the many facets of the education at Washburn University that sets the school apart from other universities. I knew my professors each personally and they were always willing to take extra time to spend with me if I needed additional help. I feel my life has been enriched through the education and experiences Washburn University and its professors afforded me."

- Holly Kennedy, bs, pure math '14, software developer

Set for Success

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook

Gain experience

You can earn internship credit (1-6 credits) and gain experience before graduation.

Student/faculty ratio


Qualities for success

Inquisitive and energized by challenge


Critical thinkers

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Morgan Hall, Room 250
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1491

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