College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Mathematics offers four degree programs. The BS and standard BA options provide students with the opportunity to study subjects ranging from algebra, analysis and geometry to probability, combinatorics and optimization. There are two additional BA options for students interested in mathematics and philosophy or interested in preparing to be secondary mathematics teachers. All four options promote abstract thinking, logical rigor, analysis and critical writing, opening the door to careers in the mathematical sciences, industry, business, finance, academia, education and more.

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Curricular options: B.A. Standard, B.A. Philosophy, B.A. Teaching, B.S. Standard, B.S. Comprehensive

Topic: Computing, Natural sciences, Engineering-option

Applicant type


Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: April 5 for Autumn/Summer, October 5 for Winter
  • Please contact the department for details about the application process.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

Career outcomes