In general, the Mathematics Department seeks to expose all students to the joy of doing mathematics and to broaden their view of the numerous uses and societal importance of mathematics.
Our Bachelor of Arts program allows great flexibility in creating your degree. It is the perfect choice for students who wish to explore a number of different areas of mathematics and keep possibilities for the future wide open. A Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is excellent preparation for beginning a career in a wide range of industries including accounting, finance, and banking; statistics, meteorology, and engineering; cryptography, logistics, and fraud investigation; or beginning graduate studies in mathematics.
Along the way we will provide bountiful opportunity for you to explore your individual interests. We will offer independent study, special topics courses, internships, and thesis guidance as avenues for intellectual growth. Further engagement is provided through a vibrant community of math enthusiasts participating in one or more of the many group activities sponsored by the Mathematics Department. Join us for our biweekly math club meetings or problem solving seminars. Compete on a team in math modeling, individually in the Putnam Exam or regional competitions. Attend or even present at local and national math conferences.
Whether you get involved in the many extra-curricular activities or not, the B.A. program in mathematics is a great place to indulge your interest in mathematics and begin your pathway to a rewarding career.