Why Study Mathematics at New College?
Mathematics at New College is challenging and exciting. Working closely with faculty mentors, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in your own education, and by your senior year you will be taking advanced coursework more typically found at the master's level rather than undergraduate.
Our core program for students electing an Area of Concentration (AOC) in Mathematics includes three semesters of calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, two semesters of modern abstract algebra, and two semesters of real analysis and complex analysis. In addition, students are encouraged to take courses in topology, discrete mathematics, graph theory and number theory as well as computer science and the other sciences. Finally, students are applauded for forays into other liberal arts courses in the humanities and social sciences.
There is a great deal of flexibility involving coursework for advanced students. Past advanced courses, tutorials and independent study projects have included algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, combinatorial optimization, differential geometry, differential topology, foundations of mathematics, Fourier analysis, functional analysis, Galois theory, representation theory of finite groups, group theory, mathematical biology, measure theory, model theory, partial differential equations, probability, projective geometry and topics in mathematical physics.
In addition to standard coursework, many students in Pure Mathematics, Applied Math, Computational Science and Bioinformatics at New College pursue summer research and internships through a variety of local, regional and national organizations. The quality of our math programs has resulted in a number of students receiving prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) REU grants in recent years. Students have also completed internships with Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, one of the country's leading biomedical research organizations. Others have participated in internships with a host of other local and regional business partners associated with New College.