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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

Elizabeth Wilmer

Chair and Professor of Mathematics
Department Affiliation

Pat Armstrong

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8380

Why is Studying Mathematics at Oberlin Unique?

Associated 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 345 - Information Theory 4 credits

Mathematics News

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.

Life After Oberlin

Source: Career Center, Class of 2015, Primary status within the first 12 months after graduation. Sample: 21.

What Grads Do

Full-time Employment: 57%

Graduate/Professional School: 19%

Undecided: 10%

Part-time Employment: 5%

Service/Gap Year: 5%

Other: 5%



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Junior Java Developer

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