Bowdoin Mathematics Department in the Searles Science Building

Bowdoin's mathematics curriculum reflects the department’s belief  that mathematics is important both for its practical applications and for its beauty. A broad program of courses has been designed to serve  students with a wide range of interests.

The department also participates in an interdisciplinary major in mathematics and economics and an interdisciplinary major with computer science, offering courses in discrete mathematics, numerical analysis, optimization, and combinatorics and graph theory in support of these interdisciplinary fields. In addition, the department has recently started to develop an interdisciplinary program in mathematical biology.

Mathematician of the Day

Carle Runge
Carle Runge

born: 30th August 1856

Carle Runge worked on a procedure for the numerical solution of algebraic equations and later studied the wavelengths of the spectral lines of elements.


Student Research

Student Research



Student Research Projects in Mathematics