Mathematics

Mathematics is much more than working with numbers and solving equations—it's the language of science and technology. It provides a foundation for many daily decisions and is crucial to thinking critically about what we read and hear in the media. It even underlies the games we play, the work we do, and the way we think.

You will encounter mathematical and quantitative reasoning and statistics in programs and courses woven into interdisciplinary studies in science, sociology, psychology, economics, public policy, linguistics, and the arts.

You will have multiple entry points to dig into math courses and programs and create an area of emphasis in the field. Programs are offered each year and range all the way from entry points like algebraic thinking and precalculus to advanced work in both pure and applied math. These programs will prepare you for graduate study in other sciences and economics or a successful career in many areas.

Faculty Associated With This Field
Title Expertise
Caraher, John physics
Chowdary, Krishna physics
Foster-Grahler, Vauhn mathematics, education, anthropological mathematics
Gul, Gordon
Hastings, Rachel linguistics, mathematics
LeRoy, Carri freshwater ecology, quantitative biology, environmental education
McCreary, Paul mathematics, 3-D modeling
Mezei, Razvan (Alex)
Nivala, Melissa mathematics
Walter, Brian mathematics, computer science, improvisational theater
Weiss, Richard mathematics, computer science

Choosing What to Take at Evergreen

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 2021-22
Title Class Standing Credits
Abstract Algebra
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Algebraic Thinking
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Calculus and Analytical Geometry II
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Calculus and Analytical Geometry III
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Changemaker Lab: Business Fundamentals, Team Entrepreneurship, and Systems Theory
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Changemaker Lab: Farm and Garden Design and Management
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Changemaker Lab: Ocean Business and Science – Coral Reefs, Clams and Team Entrepreneurship
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Chemistry Counts!
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Computer Science Foundations
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16