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.
The Mathematics Area of Concentration at New College is both challenging and exciting. Students are exposed to a broad range of mathematical disciplines from linear and abstract algebra to analysis and differential equations. They develop strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, the ability to produce rigorous mathematical proofs, and a deep understanding of powerful mathematical theories having many applications as well as their own internal beauty. A variety of courses and tutorials on advanced topics are available, giving majors the opportunity to work on advanced material often found in graduate school offerings.
See also Applied Mathematics
The core program for students electing a major in mathematics includes:
In addition, students are encouraged to take courses and tutorials in topology, discrete mathematics, graph theory, probability, geometry, and number theory, as well as computer science and other sciences. Finally, students are applauded for forays into other liberal arts courses in the humanities and social sciences.
An essential element of the mathematics program is participation in the Math Seminar, a longstanding New College tradition. Offered every semester, this seminar provides a forum for math majors as well as nonmajors to present a talk on a mathematically-related topic to an audience of students and the math faculty. One of the most important roles of the Math Seminar has been to build a sense of community in the program in addition to honing students’ communication skills.
Students majoring in mathematics are encouraged to participate in summer research programs.
For students interested in a slash (minor) in mathematics, the minimum requirements are:
Professor of Mathematics
State College of Florida
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire
USDA, Albany, California
These pathways show how you could complete the AOC requirements within four years at New College or within two years after earning an associate’s degree. Please consult with your academic adviser to determine the most appropriate courses for your area of concentration.