Undergraduate Research Program in Mathematics and Computer Science


If you are interested in researching an advanced topic in Mathematics or Computer Science, then consider taking on an undergraduate research project.  You can work one-on-one with a faculty mentor with expertise in that field.

Involvement with research projects will be recognized on your transcript via one or both of the 2 credit honors sections courses MA905 and MA906: Undergraduate Research in Mathematics and/or Computer Science I and II.


  • Record of good academic performance
  • MA440 or permission by the department
  • Recommendation of Faculty members

Keep in mind that a research project requires a lot of time and hard work.  You should be confident that you will have the time to devote to such a project while maintaining good grades in your other courses.

To learn more about the program, contact the Research and Independent Studies Committee:

Some Possible Research Areas Include

  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Simulations
  • Computer Coding or Web Design
  • Statistical Research, Statistical Research of Social Justice issues
  • Logic, Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory, Analysis
  • Actuarial Science
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Building a Turing machine
  • Signal Processing and wavelets
  • Mathematical Neuroscience
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Pedagogical Research (in Math) or Math Education projects
  • Computer Science
  • Group Theory
  • General Relativity
  • Linear Algebra
  • Optimization and Algorithms

Potential and Past Research Projects

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