Majoring in Mathematics
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 one-hour lecture on an advanced topic of your choice.
We offer a broad range of statistics courses and have a full-time 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, and you can choose a Pathway to integrate mathematics with another area of study. In addition, you may present a paper at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference or other professional meeting.
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 intermediate-level courses, and the Connecticut Epsilon Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, is based on campus.