Math Students
Students collaborate to find a solution to a mathematics problem. Photo credit: Yvette Chen
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Mathematics provides liberal arts students with an introduction to the kinds of mathematical and quantitative thinking important in the contemporary world. As a technical and cultural field of study, our coursework ranges from introductory level math to applied math to statics and operations research.

Program Director

Kevin Woods

Professor of Mathematics
Department Affiliation

Pat Armstrong

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8380

Why Study Mathematics at Oberlin?

Department Faculty
Variety of Courses
Study Away Program

Upcoming Mathematics Events


STEM in Color

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall

STEM in Color

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall

Sample Courses

  • MATH 133 - Calculus I: Limits, Continuity, Differentiation, Integration and Applications 4 credits
  • MATH 231 - Multivariable Calculus 4 credits
  • MATH 328 - Computational Algebra 4 credits
  • MATH 345 - Information Theory 4 credits

Mathematics News

Lab with electronic equipment on metal racks

Brain Power

February 5, 2016
While pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at Princeton University, Alexander Riordan ’15 is building mathematical and computational models of brain circuits, working to link cognition with its underlying biology.

Top of Her Game

September 10, 2015
Professor of Mathematics Susan Colley has been appointed editor-elect of the American Mathematical Monthly.