The Department of Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Math Minor. We also encourage students to investigate the possibility of a double major. In conjunction with your advisor, you can design a program to allow you to meet the requirements of a math degree as well as another major such as computer science, physics or economics.
Since Rice opened in 1912, the university has recognized the importance of graduate study and research as a principal means of advancing knowledge. The department has been a central part of the University since its inception - Rice's first Ph.D. degree was awarded in mathematics in 1918.