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Students explore mathematical theory and application, solve complex problems, build models, and investigate real data, while working with faculty in small classes. Our graduates are teachers, actuaries, programmers, data scientists, etc. and in graduate programs such as mathematics, statistics, environmental science, physics, and psychology. An IC math degree offers the flexibility and support to help you find the path that is best for you.
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Dedicated Faculty

We teach a wide range of classes for students majoring and minoring in math as well as for those in the sciences and business—and for all students who wish to further develop their quantitative understanding of the world. Our small classes enable our faculty to spend a lot of time working one on one with students. Several of our faculty have won regional and national teaching awards; all of us draw on our experience to make mathematics come alive in our classrooms.

Collaborative Research

Mathematics is part of the way humans understand our world—it is a discipline that is constantly growing with new ideas and theorems. Our students explore and contribute to this world! We provide students many chances to engage in mathematical research, starting in our introductory level Mathematical Experimentation course, continuing in our junior year research courses, and culminating in senior research projects.

Successful Graduates

Studying mathematics helps to develop your analytical skills and problem-solving ability, so it opens the door to working in a wide range of jobs in finance, law, medicine, science, and many other fields. Our alumni have found success in many different careers such as teaching, education policy, actuary, and computer programming. 

Involved Students

In addition to taking classes, our students contribute significantly to the department. Students can work as peer tutors, be inducted into our chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, or join the Math Club and help plan picnics and game nights. Many upperclassmen also work as student assistants in our introductory courses.

Contact the Department of Mathematics

Thomas J. Pfaff, Chair
Jill Ackerman, Administrative Assistant

Office: 212B Williams Hall