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From the architecture of a skyscraper to the spiral of a seashell, everything around us follows mathematical laws.

In our undergraduate program, you’ll connect mathematics in a meaningful way to your own life. You’ll see how each topic connects to your deepest self while growing as a mathematician and a person.

Order is present everywhere

Mathematics is the study of nature from the perspective of orderliness. Mathematicians find and study patterns of orderliness and then use them to solve challenging problems in business and economics, data analysis, medical research, climate change, engineering and technology, physics, biology and agriculture, and the social sciences.

As a mathematics student at MIU, you will learn to recognize patterns in nature, data, and designs. You will build your problem-solving ability by tackling challenging problems in both abstract contexts and concrete applications.


Dive deeply into mathematics

We will help you understand mathematical principles rather than just memorizing procedures. In class, you will engage in lively problem-solving sessions and in-depth discussions.

Your regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique enhances your pattern recognition and problem-solving ability by

  • Providing deep rest and rejuvenation
  • Unfolding your creativity and intelligence
  • Enabling you to maintain broad comprehension while focusing on details
  • Refining your intuition and ability to think abstractly

In addition, in every class, you will see that the principles governing mathematics are the same as the principles governing your own consciousness. In this way, you will never feel disconnected from what you are studying. You will discover that the principles governing your consciousness are the same as the principles governing all other disciplines.

Mathematics and Computer Science

You’ll graduate prepared for a career in a technical area or graduate study in business and other professional or scientific areas. This track combines mathematics courses with courses in computer science.

Success in this track leads directly to our graduate Computer Science program: upon graduation from this track, you’ll be prepared to complete the Master’s program in just over a year.

Recognitions and competitions

As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to present your research papers at regional conferences, where several students have received Outstanding Student Paper awards.

You’ll be able to participate in national and regional mathematics competitions, including the annual Putnam Competition.

Featured faculty

Catherine Gorini received an Award for Outstanding College Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America in 2001.

Her research interests include Maharishi’s Vedic Mathematics; using the Transcendental Meditation® technique in the teaching of mathematics; geometry and symmetry; undergraduate mathematics education; using Geometer’s Sketchpad to study Euclidean geometry or analytic geometry; using JavaSketchpad to create interactive geometry web pages.

Cathy received her MA and PhD from the University of Virginia and did her undergraduate work in mathematics at Cornell University.

Featured classes

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Science and Technology of Consciousness

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This course will introduce you to our unique system of Consciousness-Based education. You’ll learn Transcendental Meditation, discover what we mean when we talk about “consciousness,” and participate in a 3-4 day base camp focused on team building and leadership skills.

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Calculus 1

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Calculus is the study of continuous change. You’ll gain a clear understanding of the language and concepts of calculus and how they can be practically applied to daily life and real-world situations. Topics you’ll study include limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives, integrals, and more.

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Linear Algebra 1

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You’ll learn about linearity, the simplest form of quantitative relationship, and learn how it can be applied to mathematics, biology, social sciences, and other key areas of study. Topics covered include systems of linear equations, vector equations, and matrices.

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Senior Project

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You’ll connect your mathematical research to the underlying tenets of Consciousness-Based education in a final paper. You’ll also prepare an oral presentation based on your paper to be submitted to our annual Knowledge Fair, giving you a chance refine your speaking skills.

Featured faculty

professor-stuart-tannerDr. Anne Dow holds a PhD in in Mathematics from the University of Queensland, Australia. For many years, she has taught courses in calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and many more topics at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. She has also taught graduate courses in partial differential equations, mathematical statistics, and real and complex analysis.

Anne came to MIU because she found the students here to be happy, alert, focused, receptive, interested in mathematics, and able to understand their courses deeply. She sees mathematics from a wide perspective, where each topic covered is seen in relation to the rest of mathematics, the environment and society, all of knowledge, and oneself.

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