With a mathematics degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, you will get a firm grounding in classical mathematics, while taking courses that let you see math used in various applications. You can also choose topical courses designed by your professors that count toward your math major.

The combination of classes, research opportunities and relationships with professors and peers allows our students to continue to grow, whether it be in graduate school or in the chosen profession.

Ryan Stuffelbeam, associate professor of mathematics

Transylvania’s math program offers strong preparation for graduate study or careers in math by helping students become well-grounded in computing, math reasoning and proofs. Our professors also encourage students to connect with other disciplines. Most of our recent graduates have had double majors, combining math studies with subject areas such as economics, computer science, pre-law, pre-medicine or physics.

Students take courses in classical mathematics as well as new courses that are completely designed by their professors. You receive personal attention from the moment you step into the classroom until well after graduation.

A variety of out-of-class opportunities expand your knowledge of the field. Math majors may do research on and off campus or test themselves in national competitions. A student may want to complete an internship with an actuarial firm or study math abroad.

Positions Our Graduates Have Held

Actuary, William Mercer Inc.
Mathematician, Naval Surface Weapons Center
Senior systems analyst, Procter & Gamble
Professor, Earlham College
Budget analyst, U.S. Navy

Where Our Graduates Have Studied

Duke University
Boston University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Indiana University
University of Missouri
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Washington

Possible Career Options

Operations research analyst

Courses of Special Interest

Design Theory
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
Introduction to Actuarial Science
Number Theory

Semester Study Abroad Opportunities

Australia I
Australia II
England II
New Zealand
South Korea

These GlobalTransy programs have at least two courses related to the major.

Interested in studying abroad for a summer? Take a look at our summer study abroad opportunities.


Michael Kelly, Associate Professor of Mathematics; Program Director
Phone: (859) 233-8228

Laura Ray Warren, Administrative Assistant, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: (859) 233-8228

Transylvania University 
300 North Broadway 
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

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