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About the Department

department of mathematics

The Boston College Mathematics department seeks to advance mathematics through a commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service to the community. The faculty has a strong research reputation, with highly regarded research groups in the areas of Algebraic Geometry, Geometry, Number Theory, Representation Theory, and Topology. There are over 300 undergraduate math majors at Boston College, and students receiving a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics are highly in demand in a wide range of job areas. The department's Ph.D. program began in 2010 and now supports 25-30 graduate students, attracting doctoral students from top programs both nationally and internationally. Service contributions include extensive work with pre-collegiate math teachers, involvement with mathematics policy questions at the state and national levels, and support for scholarship in mathematics through the organization of international scholarly meetings and the editing of high quality journals.