man using dry erase maker to write math formulas on a clear board,
Chair and Associate Professor of Math Jack Calcut tests a few math formulas in preparation for a class. Photo credit: Jennifer Manna
Program Overview


Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: Mathematics

A major in 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.

Why Study Mathematics at Oberlin?

Department Faculty
Variety of Courses
Study Away Program

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 397 - Seminar in Mathematical Modeling 4 credits

Mathematics Faculty

Our faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through writing and research. Their teaching interests include enumerative geometry and intersection theory, statistics, machine theory, mathematical optimization, theory of arithmetic groups, and other research. They teach everything from first-year seminars to advanced courses.

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Mathematics News

A student sings on a stage while a pianist plays nearby.

Live From the Cat

September 2, 2020
The campus community was treated to a live-streamed jazz performance on August 28 from the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse. The virtual concert was a first for the student-run performance space.