Why Study Math at Baylor?

The Department of Mathematics has much to offer to both students and prospective faculty. With excellent facilities housed in the newly renovated and centrally located Sid Richardson building, the department has a faculty and staff dedicated to helping our students.


September 2019 Alumni Newsletter Oct. 14, 2019 Click on the title of this news item to see a link to the September 2019 newsletter and learn about the new department Chair, Dr. Dorina Mitrea. Luis Caffarelli, National Academy of Sciences Mathematician, To Visit Baylor October 17-18 Oct. 9, 2019 Luis Caffarelli, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, will be the speaker in the thirteenth annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics when he visits Baylor on October 17-18. Professor Caffarelli, the Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair at the University of Texas in Austin, is internationally recognized for his fundamental research in mathematics. John Ewing, President of Math for America, speaks on 'Is There An Education Crisis?' Oct. 8, 2019 Dr. John Ewing, President for Math for America and former Executive Director of the American Mathematical Society, will speak at Baylor University on October 15. His lecture, entitled "Is There An Education Crisis", will be delivered on October 15 at 4:00 pm in the Baylor Sciences Building D110. Mathematicians Luis Caffarelli and Douglas Arnold To Speak in Baylor Lecture Series in Fall 2019 Aug. 8, 2019 Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas) and Douglas Arnold (University of Minnesota) are the speakers in, respectively, the thirteenth annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics and the twelfth annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. Both are internationally recognized for their fundamental research in mathematics. Professor Caffarelli, the Sid Richardson Foundation Regents Chair in Mathematics at the University of Texas in Austin and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, will visit Baylor University on October 17-18. Professor Arnold, the McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, visits Baylor on December 5-6. Each will give two lectures on campus; their public lectures (October 18 and December 5) are suitable for faculty, students, and the general public.

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Mathematics offers a broadly based curriculum that includes a variety of mathematical areas, both traditional and contemporary. With a strong commitment to quality undergraduate education and research, we seek to develop individuals who can enjoy productive careers in business, government, industry, research and education at all levels.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The department offers research opportunities in various areas to Undergraduate students.

ALEKS Placement Exam

ALEKS is an online, artificially intelligent, assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know.

Graduate Programs

The Department of Mathematics at Baylor University offers both a Ph.D. Degree and a Master of Science Degree with excellent research opportunities in a range of research areas in pure and applied mathematics. If you are looking for a graduate program in mathematics where class size is conducive to learning and professors are readily available, then the graduate program at Baylor University might be a good match for you.

Teaching Opportunities

After accumulating 18 graduate credit hours, graduate students with assistantships usually teach one undergraduate course, such as pre-calculus, per semester. In addition, faculty teaching mentors are utilized to help develop effective teaching pedagogy.


Sid Richardson Science Building
1410 S.4th Street
Waco, TX 76706

(254) 710-3561