Curriculum

Wellesley's mathematics curriculum offers something for everyone.

Many students take calculus to master the mathematical tools needed for many science and social science courses. Other students take statistics to understand and analyze the arguments about data that we see in the real world. Some students continue on, exploring mathematics not only as a set of tools but as an intellectual pursuit; every statement demands a proof, and the need for creativity is in evidence. The mathematics major is structured around a few required core courses, to which students add a number of electives. Students can work with their advisors to select courses that best fit their interests.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov 10

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Snow Zhang giving a presentation called "The Diagonalization Theorem and Undecidability."  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

Wednesday, Nov 12

The math department hosts its next colloquium, where the speak is Cornelia Van Cott from the University of San Francisco.  Her talk is "Sometimes Pi equals 4."  We will serve refreshments in 362 from 3:45 to 4:15, then move to room 396 for the talk at 4:15.  

Monday, Nov 17

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Lulu Ye giving a presentation.  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

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