We have an extensive curriculum where we offer the standard undergraduate courses such as calculus, linear algebra, analysis, and algebra as well as many special topics such as number theory, knot theory, chaos, and wavelets. A unique feature of our liberal arts setting is that we also have an active graduate program. A number of our undergraduates choose to take graduate courses. Every year, a few students take advantage of the combined A.B./M.A. degree. These students finish their four years at Bryn Mawr with both a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Mathematics!
Faculty members have extensive research expertise in a wide variety of areas. This benefits our course offerings since we have a deep vision of how the mathematics taught is applied in both higher theory and applications. Many majors take advantage of the opportunity to do a senior thesis, receiving one-on-one mentoring from a faculty member while pursuing mathematical research.
In this Mathematics Department we make a conscious effort to be welcoming to students at every step of their Bryn Mawr experience. We strongly believe in cultivating a sense of community and fellowship for all those studying mathematics. We are proud to host a “Mathematical Association of America Student Chapter,” the umbrella organization under which all of our activities take place. One of our mathematically oriented clubs is the “Distressing Math Collective,” a forum for discussing mathematical paradoxes and other advanced mathematical topics that are not covered in math courses. This group meets each week, attracting a mix of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, alumnae, and friends. This is just one of the ways that we establish an atmosphere in which intellectual pursuits are both challenging and fun. In addition, we often sponsor “career talks,” which feature outside speakers — often alumni — discussing opportunities for math majors in business, government, teaching, and graduate study and research.
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