About the Department of Mathematics
Mathematics explores patterns in numbers, space, nature, music, science, and art. Its precise language facilitates qualitative and quantitative analysis of these patterns, and often connects them with completely unexpected areas of application. Mathematicians are creative and disciplined analytic thinkers who work in diverse areas of business, industry, government, finance, insurance, and education. Mathematics underpins the natural and life sciences, economics, and computer science, and affords dynamic double degree opportunities. A math degree also prepares a student for graduate or professional school in statistics, medicine, law, or the natural sciences, and for a mathematical research career.