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mathematics

Mathematics is much more than working with numbers and solving equations. It underlies many daily decisions, is crucial to thinking critically about what we read and hear in the media, is the language of science and technology, and lies behind the games we play and the work we do.

Mathematical and quantitative thinking is incorporated across the curriculum. You’ll find it woven into programs and courses involving science, sociology, psychology, economics, linguistics, and the arts. We also offer opportunities to study mathematics as a discipline in its own right: both pure and applied and from beginning to advanced.

See also Path of Study Mathematical, Physical, and Computer Sciences

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Selected Programs 2020-21
Title Class Standing Credits
Geology and Mathematics
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Business Fundamentals, Team Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation: Changemaker Lab
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Freshwater Ecology and Aquatic Entomology (Remote/In-Person)
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12
Communicating Climate Change: Language and Data
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12
Physical Systems and Applied Mathematics
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Physical Systems and Applied Mathematics
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Waiting for Gödel: Mathematics in the Work of Samuel Beckett
  • Junior
  • Senior
12
Computer Science Foundations
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Integrated Natural Sciences
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Integrated Natural Sciences
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16