The Major

A group of seniors at the first colloquium of 2008-09.

A group of seniors at the first colloquium of 2008-09.

The Mathematics major is designed to meet two goals: to introduce some of the central ideas in mathematics and to develop problem-solving ability by teaching students to combine creative thinking with rigorous reasoning.

The new Statistics major is designed to meet three goals: to introduce some of the central ideas of information and data science, to develop problem-solving ability by teaching students to combine creative thinking with rigorous reasoning, and to develop interdisciplinary skills by applying statistics to an application area of interest. Both majors include participation in the undergraduate colloquium and opportunities for original research. Majors typically go on in mathematics, statistics, economics, other sciences, engineering, law, medicine, business, finance, consulting, teaching, and other careers.