As mathematics is both a technical and cultural field of study, the curriculum is planned with the following varied objectives:

1) to offer students an introduction to mathematics as an important area of human thought;
2) to prepare students for graduate study in pure or applied mathematics, and in such related fields as statistics and operations research;
3) to serve the needs of students in fields that rely substantially on mathematics, such as the physical, biological, social and information sciences, engineering, and business administration; and
4) to provide liberal arts students with an introduction to the kinds of mathematical and quantitative thinking important in the contemporary world.

Students seeking guidance in the selection of courses are strongly urged to confer with a member of the department, all of whom are happy to be consulted.

View our Majors Handbook for details.