The major program in The Department of Mathematics and Statistics 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 department has recommended coursework for students interested in applied mathematics or other sciences, engineering, graduate school in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, and teaching. The major requires calculus, linear algebra, a course in applied/discrete mathematics or statistics, two core courses in algebra and analysis, two electives, a senior seminar, and participation in the undergraduate colloquium. For more information see the online course catalog.
A group of seniors at the first colloquium of 2008-09.