Our mathematics students are problem solvers who go on to great careers using the quantitative and analytical skills they developed at Simmons.

Student working with a calculator in class

Do you like a challenge?

Our students learn to think about problems in a whole new way. You can combine one of our majors with an interest in economics, management, computer science, or another science. Many of our students use their biostatistics major to build careers in public health doing exciting things like designing clinical trials for new medications and treatments. 

Our faculty are always on the forefront of using new teaching methods, including cooperative learning groups, computer laboratory investigations, writing-to-learn and flipped courses, as well as traditional instruction. Our students go on to successful careers and graduate study in fields like statistics, scientific programming, public health, "big data" and teaching.

A mathematics minor consists of:

MATH211 Linear Algebra 4
MATH220 Multivariable Calculus 4
and three additional MATH courses number 121 or higher, except STAT 227, 228, or 229.

Spotlight on Mathematics Students and Alums

Nanette and Raneem

Accelerated Degree Student Presents Poster on ChatGPT at Technical Symposium

Raneem Emad Amer Mousa ’25 is pursuing the Dual-Degree in Engineering Simmons offers in collaboration with Columbia University. Her research project, “Is ChatGPT the Academic Catalyst We’ve All Been Waiting For?” was accepted for inclusion in the SIGCSE Technical Symposium 2024.

Headshots of the 2024 Senior Scholar Award winners

Congratulations to the 2024 Senior Scholars

The annual Senior Scholar Award is sponsored by the Provost's Office and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. The award recognizes six graduating seniors for their outstanding scholarship and contribution to a field of study.

Lynne Passanisi

Lynne Passanisi ’11 Reflects on the Broad Career Field a Math Degree Can Make Possible

What made you choose to study Mathematics at Simmons? Simmons had a great, small, close-knit community, with the bonus of being in the larger city of Boston — it had a little of everything! When I first visited Simmons, I...

Chloie "CJ" Johnson

STEM Student Attends Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

CJ ’24 (Chloie Johnson) attended the American Physical Society’s Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at Boston University in January 2023. They spoke with us about their experience at the conference and their love for science. Tell us about...

Simmons MCB in Fall

Passionate Leaders Project: Fall 2022 Cohort

The Passionate Leaders Project (PLP) supports undergraduate students by funding research opportunities that transcend traditional coursework. Participants of the PLP develop research and critical thinking skills and bring the insights of academia to real world issues. This year’s cohort addresses mental health, neuroscience, environmental science, the foster care system, and technology.

Alexa Frongillo, Simmons alumna from the mathematics degree program

Working Remotely Around the World with Alexa Frongillo ’17

Alexa Frongillo '17 was working in finance in Boston when she realized she didn’t want to visit the same desk every day. So she packed her bags, signed up with the Remote Year program, and began a life-changing journey of working abroad.

Headshot of Eliana Lopez

Eliana Lopez '21 Matches with Award-Winning Boston Tech Start-Up

After completing a competitive fellowship program with Hack.Diversity, Eliana was matched as a Software Engineering Intern with Boston-based start-up, Owl Labs, creators of the “Meeting Owl,” one of TIME's 100 Best Inventions of 2020!

From top left: Catherine Cox '23, Brianna Desharnais '22, Julia Hart '21, Lauren Howard '22, Evangeline Kennedy '21, Irmana Monem '21, and Graciella Rios Ortega '21

Passionate Leaders Project: Spring 2021 Cohort

The Passionate Leaders Project supports undergraduate students seeking to enrich their academic and professional interests by funding learning opportunities beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom. Learn what the Spring 2021 cohort is up to!