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Professor David Geraghty Named a  Sloan Fellow

Assistant Professor David Geraghty is one of 20 mathematicians from across North America selected as a 2015 Sloan Fellow. BC Press Release

AGNES in March

The Spring 2015 AGNES (Algebraic Geometry Northeastern Series) conference will take place at Boston College from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22.

Budapest Programs Approved For Math Majors

The Budapest Semesters in Math and Budapest Semesters in Math Education have received approved status from the Office of International Programs. Interested math majors should discuss them with their math advisor and with Esther Messing in OIP.

Record Number of Math Majors

For the first time in BC history, there are over 300 math majors at Boston College. As of November 5, there were 304 students studying to receive a B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics. In Fall 2000 there were 135.

BC Math Society on Facebook and Twitter

All students interested in math can find out about BCMS events at: and


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Undergraduate Majors
The department of mathematics at Boston College has 304 undergraduate majors. Meet eight of them.
View slideshow of undergraduate students

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Graduate Students
Meet five members of the department's inaugural class of Ph.D. candidates.
View slideshow of graduate students

Visit our Math Advising site
A math major is the path to a wide range of exciting careers. Wondering what mathematicians do? Look at and mathalumninetwork. If you want to be a math major, please email Prof. Bill Keane, Asst. Chair for Undergraduates, for an advising appointment.


BC/MIT Lecture Series
March 10, 2015; 3:00 PM Cushing 209
3:00 Ben Brubaker (U. Minnesota)
4:30 David Harbater (U. Penn)

Alumni Profiles

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Dan Wolf '82 believes the mathematics department at Boston College instilled in him a love of learning. "The professors at Boston College shared their deep passion for math and how it could be used to solve problems."

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Karen Golden Russell '91 uses the rigorous and quantitative thought processes she learned as a math major "on a daily basis to bring order to the business world."