CommunityWelcoming and SupportiveStudents gather in the Math Lounge to work through a tough problem together.
AcademicsNationally RecognizedRecipient of the 2012 American Mathematical Society's Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department.Read more
FacultyEngaged Teachers and ResearchersProfessor Paul Melvin meets with students for an informal problem session.Learn more about the math faculty
Extracurricular ActivitiesAnnual Welcome Back ToastStudents and faculty gather in September to kick off the year.
CareersWhy Study Math?What do you want to do? Do math, and you can do anything.Read About Math Careers
FacultyMath and MoreProf. Erica Graham '04 knows firsthand how the focus on liberal arts enriches the Bryn Mawr math major experience.Watch the Video
Extracurricular ActivitiesMath Appreciation WeekThe Bryn Mawr Math Department hosts a Möebius Bagel Brunch.
Dear Math Students,
Black Lives Matter. We stand together with those across the country and around the world who condemn the murder of George Floyd. His murder is only the latest example of long-standing systemic racism and police brutality. We are outraged that these violations of human dignity continue to happen.
We acknowledge that many of us are largely unaware of the institutions and history of structural racism in America and the profound extent to which Black lives are affected by them. This ignorance perpetuates systemic and other forms of racism which continue to devastate Black people.
We have to do better. The math department commits to learning about the history of racism and oppression in the United States, to understanding how the associated structures are embedded within Bryn Mawr, and to changing these structures within our mathematics community so as to better support our students and colleagues of color. As part of this work, we will educate ourselves about anti-racist and inclusive pedagogies and incorporate these approaches into our ongoing departmental curricular revisions.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. If you would like to communicate with us anonymously, you may do so at:
The Math Department
As part of the Mathematics Department’s ongoing efforts to educate ourselves about the history of race and racism in the U.S., we are also learning about the history of African Americans in the mathematical sciences. A great resource for this information is this summer’s webinar series on Mathematicians of the African Diaspora organized by the PRIME REU at Pomona College. Professor Erica Graham is one of the speakers in the series (links to YouTube videos of the talks are available at the site too).
The Math Department at Bryn Mawr is a vibrant and supportive community with a program that has been nationally recognized by the American Mathematical Society.
As an undergraduate studying mathematics at Bryn Mawr, you will:
- join a diverse and welcoming community of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty;
- have the opportunity to take courses at a wide variety of levels, from quantitative skills through graduate-level mathematics;
- take part in a rich array of enjoyable extracurricular activities and events;
- learn mathematics from faculty who are both exceptional teachers and active research mathematicians;
- be exposed to a broad spectrum of subjects including financial mathematics, number theory, topology, and mathematical modeling of sustainability and of biological processes;
- gain valuable skills, opening opportunities for exciting careers after graduation.
Further, you can:
- do research with an individual faculty member and write an honors thesis;
- be mentored in applying for summer research or internships, study abroad programs, graduate schools, and more;
- challenge yourself with graduate courses;
- complete a combined A.B./M.A. degree in four years;
- find a new home away from home.