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

Lazare Carnot
Lazare Carnot

born: 2nd August 1823

Lazare Carnot is best known as a geometer. In 1803 he published Géométrie de position in which sensed magnitudes were first systematically used in geometry.


Student Research

Student Research



Student Research Projects in Mathematics