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

The major in Statistics 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.

The department has recommended coursework for students interested in applied mathematics or other sciences, engineering, graduate school in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, and teaching.