# Mathematics

- Major

Mathematicians pose and solve problems. This can mean constructing a solution to a single situation or developing ideas and methods to handle whole classes of problems that are related in some way. Students majoring in mathematics will learn to apply known methods of calculation and reasoning, use abstraction to distill problems down to their essence, examine assumptions critically, take different viewpoints and look for patterns and analogies among situations.

### Program Highlights

- More than two dozen faculty members with expertise in areas such as analysis, algebra, geometry, numerical methods, discrete mathematics, history of mathematics, and logic
- Small class size that allows for individual instruction
- Both major and minor programs in mathematics mesh well with other programs
- Curriculum guided by the Mathematical Association of America
- Mathematics and Statistics Curricula introducing new ideas and research
- Select classes are available online.

### Program Distinctions

- Engaged faculty serving as authors for, and editors of, journals and books, conducting workshops at meetings of professional organizations, volunteering in schools, authoring mathematics competition exams, and writing grants designed to improve teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics
- Peer and professional tutoring opportunities available through the department and the Math Skills Center

### Student Organizations

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