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Mathematics

Major & Minor

Do you enjoy solving problems with logic and reasoning, analyzing and interpreting data, identifying and describing patterns, and trying to answer some of the big questions of the universe?  No, we are not describing a major in philosophy, science, or art, but mathematics! Math is a cornerstone of Plato’s original liberal arts philosophy - what he thought every well-educated person should know. If you study math at Austin College, you will experience a personalized math education in a friendly environment as part of a small, tight-knit group of students and faculty who are all passionate about math and problem solving. You will also have plenty of opportunities for meaningful and collaborative research projects throughout the year. Math is part of everything, and there’s no limit to the careers available to trained mathematicians. 

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Implementing the Hodgkin-Huxley Model using Python

Implementing the Hodgkin-Huxley Model using Python

Natalie Randall

Modeling Time-Dependent Hanging Chains using an Object-Oriented Programming Approach

Modeling Time-Dependent Hanging Chains using an Object-Oriented Programming Approach

Tobias Ward II

Finding Resolution Tree Depth of Mathematical Braids

Finding Resolution Tree Depth of Mathematical Braids

Tate Nelson

Who's Your Neighbor: Understanding the Minimal Neighborhood Property in Topological Spaces

Who's Your Neighbor: Understanding the Minimal Neighborhood Property in Topological Spaces

Prithvi Kalkunte

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

Math isn't all arithmetic

and problem sets — mastering the fundamentals of mathematics will require you to strengthen and refine your skills in abstract thinking, communication, problem solving, and collaboration. With a degree in mathematics, upon graduation you will be prepared to: 

  • create and communicate mathematical arguments using logic, symbolic manipulation, and abstraction;  
  • understand and communicate quantitative information to both mathematicians and the public at large; and 
  • determine and apply relevant mathematical techniques to solve problems inspired by real-life scenarios. 

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

Adams Observatory

All thoughtful and scientifically trained people are called to lead at some point in their lives. The STAR Leadership program works to ensure that graduates are not only well prepared to work in STEM fields but are also empowered to lead in their careers and communities.

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