Majoring in Mathematics
Overview
Mathematics provides powerful tools for explaining how the world works. As a mathematics major, you learn how to use them. We offer small classes, lots of personal attention and plenty of opportunities for individual study, research and honors study in pure and applied mathematics. You also learn to draw connections between mathematics and other fields of study. You can take a course in mathematical methods for the physical sciences, the mathematics of finance or even ethnomathematics, which explores the relationship between mathematics and culture. During your junior or senior year, you take part in an advanced seminar with talks by visiting experts and Connecticut College faculty. You also prepare and deliver a onehour lecture on an advanced topic of your choice.
Special opportunities
We offer a broad range of statistics courses and have a fulltime faculty member who is a trained statistician. Many math majors study abroad or pursue a funded internship through the College's career and professional development program. You also have the option of pursuing a certificate from one of our interdisciplinary centers. In addition, you may present a paper at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference or other professional meeting.
Cocurricular activities
Math students work together and have fun together. We offer career nights, game nights and visits by prominent mathematicians. We regularly compete in the national William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Additionally, students at the math help center tutor peers in introductory and intermediatelevel courses, and the Connecticut Epsilon Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, is based on campus.
What can you do with a majorcertificate in Mathematics?
Here are some of the positions our graduates have gone on to hold:


Faculty
About Connecticut College
Majoring Pursuing a certificate in Mathematics at Connecticut College, youâ€™ll find a high level of intellectual challenge, a supportive campus culture that gives you the freedom to design a unique educational experience that reflects your interests and goals, and a fouryear career development program that will help you create an integrated liberal arts experience that bridges naturally to a successful career. We offer 60 majors, minors and programs in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities, as well as the option of a selfdesigned major. Our beautiful arboretum campus is located in the historic New England seaport community of New London, Conn.
Student profile
Emil Lalov
Mathematics, economics
Q: Why Connecticut College?
A: The great academics combined with many extracurricular opportunities, as well as the supporting and friendly environment.
Q: Why did you decide to study mathematics?
A: For me, mathematics is a beautiful subject requiring nothing but your ability to think creatively and use your intuition the right way. I was fascinated by this science in high school. My desire to learn more about it led me to get involved with math competitions. When I came to Connecticut College, I was eager to continue.
Q: What role has the College's career development and funded internship program (CELS) played for you?
A: CELS helped me a lot while I was applying for internships. The counselors are absolutely fantastic and I cannot say how grateful I am to them for helping me land my dream internship as an actuary in Liberty Mutual's headquarters in Boston. I did this internship in my sophomore year and was invited back the following summer – an offer I was thrilled and excited to accept.
Selected courses
 Linear Algebra
 Multivariable Calculus
 Discrete Mathematics
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Design and Analysis of Experiments
 Abstract Algebra
 Real Analysis
 Graph Theory
 Theory of Computation
 Mathematics from a Cultural Perspective