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 education, 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 the latter. In addition, the department has recently started to develop an interdisciplinary program in mathematical biology.

Mathematician of the Day

Christopher Wren
Christopher Wren

born: 20th October 1632

Christopher Wren became Saville Professor of Astronomy at Oxford in 1661. His interests proved to be architecture and geometry as well as astronomy.

Student Research

Student Research



Student Research Projects in Mathematics