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, Sept 15

The math department's student seminar kicks off for the semester.  Join us at 12:20 in room 362 for food and a mathematics talk by a fellow Wellesley math enthusiast.

Wednesday, Sept 17

This year's Math Games will be held from 4-6 in room 362 of the science center.  No particular mathematics experience is needed; bring your friends and come join the fun!

Monday, Sept 22

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Tuesday, Sept 30

Dan Rockmore from Dartmouth College will deliver our annual Martha Davenport Heard lecture. The talk starts at 4:15, and afterwards we'll go to the College Club for dinner

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