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

Marin Mersenne
Marin Mersenne

born: 1st September 1648

Marin Mersenne is best known for his role as a clearinghouse for correspondence between eminent philosophers and scientists and for his work in number theory.


Student Research

Student Research



Student Research Projects in Mathematics