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
McAvity, David mathematics, physics
McCreary, Paul mathematics, 3-D modeling
Nivala, Melissa mathematics
Weiss, Richard mathematics, computer science
Selected Programs 2022-23
Title Class Standing Credits
Advanced Computing and Machine Learning
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8, 12
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
Computer Science Foundations
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12
Integrated Natural Science
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Matter and Motion: The Physical Science Behind Climate Change
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Precalculus I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Selected Programs 2023-24
Title Class Standing Credits
Algebraic Thinking
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Biology Counts, Past and Present
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
12
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
Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12
Integrated Natural Science
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Mathematical Methods
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Mathematical Systems
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Models of Motion
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12