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At Earlham, our students develop mathematical fundamentals and problem-solving skills that they can apply in a variety of disciplines or in further study of mathematics.

It's easy for our Mathematics students to design and participate in projects that explore connections between math and other interests as a class project, independent study or as a double major.

We have close and continued faculty-student collaboration, both in class and in settings like working together in the Math Studio or conducting research on such topics as global warming, pattern formation in animal coats and the spread of ideas during the “Arab Spring.”

Summer internships are available at the Centers for Disease Control, the National Laboratories, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, NASA and the NSA.

Highlights

Our students participate in weekly "mathophiles" seminars and informal lunches, and attend regional meetings of professional mathematicians.

You may study in the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, one of the world’s great centers of mathematical research.

Recent alumni are in graduate school studying applied mathematics, actuarial science, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, law, mathematics, medicine, musicology or theology.

You can find Earlham Mathematics alumni becoming high school teachers, business managers, computer programmers, systems analysts, environmental statisticians, actuaries or mathematics professors.