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The mathematics department offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics; the program of study is both rigorous and flexible, with a core conceived to ensure that students understand and appreciate the nature of mathematical thought and the role that abstraction and logic play in it.
The department offers a strong program both in the traditional areas of pure mathematics such as algebra, analysis and geometry, and in applied areas like modeling, statistics, and computation. Regardless of their choices, the degree endows students with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and it provides them with the foundation for success in a wide variety of endeavors (including advanced studies and work in business and industry).
The capstone experience of the mathematics major is the Majors' Seminar. Through this unique experience students engage in creative work in mathematics and are exposed to its historical development, to its applications in other disciplines and to the diversity of career paths available to them.