The rules regarding the Compass exam for math placement are being changed. Most importantly, limited repeats of the Compass exam are to be allowed. See the UNM Testing Center for emerging details.
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate students Bachelor of Science programs with concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Computation Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics. Graduate level programs lead to a Master's or Doctorate degree with options in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Applied Statistics. Students planning undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of New Mexico will find a congenial department and a faculty of international stature.
The research interests of the department encompass core areas of analysis, computational mathematics, geometry and topology, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, nonlinear systems, and probability and statistics. The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has been granted an NSF-MCTP award from May 2012 - April 2016, with support for activities at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral level.