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

Ruth Moufang
Ruth Moufang

born: 26th November 1977

Ruth Moufang studied projective planes, introducing Moufang planes and non-associative systems called Moufang loops.

Student Research

Student Research



Student Research Projects in Mathematics