As a math major, you’ll learn the ability to think logically and express yourself precisely and creatively. You’ll be encouraged to pursue your own interests within the major; in fact, you’ll be required to complete two advanced directed studies with faculty members.
Mathematics majors gain a foundation for advanced study through core courses in calculus and linear algebra, followed by a course in abstraction, which introduces logic and proof, essential for future work.
To obtain an overview of modern mathematics, majors take courses in two general areas: abstract algebra and real analysis.
Among the areas available for advanced study are numerical methods, mathematical modeling, operations research, probability, statistics, topology, graph theory, geometry, discrete mathematics, and the history of mathematics.
All majors also complete a senior project or participate in the Senior Capstone Seminar, involving supervised independent study, written presentations, and a final oral presentation. Past theses include Taxicab Geometry, Determining the Demand for College Attendance, Foundations of Set Theory, Complex Analysis, Ramsey Theory Applied to Graphs, among many others.
Hartwick mathematics majors have achieved success in many fields and studied at exceptional graduate schools.
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Hartwick’s expert mathematics faculty are into more than numbers. They’re people-focused, because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of tomorrow. Hartwick students.
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