Department of Mathematical Sciences

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  • It All Adds Up

    Malcolm Graham, UNLV’s first mathematics professor reminisces about how he ended up in Las Vegas and helped build the university from the ground up.

  • College of Sciences Video

    The College of Sciences has created a video to highlight some of its great students and research, and to help show what makes the College so special.

  • Formula for Successful Careers

    The College of Sciences and Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts Math Day event to encourage local high school students to continue their studies in math.

  • My Degree at Work: Avnish Bhatnagar

    He works for tech giant Google, loves the problem-solving nature of math, and has advice for how current UNLV students can take their classroom learning to the next level.

  • Math Placement Options

    The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers placement testing designed to provide information about the academic skills of students entering mathematics courses at UNLV. The primary function of the placement test is to help determine if a student is prepared for a college-level mathematics course, or if the student would benefit from a developmental course.


Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. The math department provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities in mathematics and statistics.