Information for Math Majors
We've listed all requirements for the Mathematics Major in this area of the website. There's also information scheduling of courses and suggestions for arranging courses when studying abroad.
The Departmental Honors program may be of interest for talented students interested in a deeper mathematical program.
Information for Math Minors and Scientific Computing Minors
Both the Mathematics Minor and Scientific Computing Minor offer opportunities for a variety of students majoring in disciplines.
Department Awards and Honors
This area of the website describes the awards and honors annually bestowed upon students and lists the names of all recipients of the awards we've presented for as far back as we can recall.
Thinking About a Career in Mathematics?
We maintain links to potential career opportunities specifically oriented towards Mathematics students. Additionally the Career Center at Boston College has a wealth of information to assist you in identifying likely career paths and opportunities.
The Department of Mathematics is engaged in an ongoing effort to assess our programs. We have organized this effort around several learning goals. We measure student outcomes in these areas annually, and we use that information to improve the structure and content of our major, and of our doctoral program.
The learning outcomes to be attained for undergraduates are:
- Students will perform computations and solve problems in calculus and linear algebra.
- Students will effectively use mathematical language and notation.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to reason mathematically and to write clear and concise proofs.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the key concepts and theorems of abstract algebra and of real analysis.
These goals focus on the core mathematics that all BC mathematics majors learn. Naturally, we hope that many of our majors will not only meet them, but go beyond them, increasing the depth and breadth of their mathematical knowledge in a way that reflects their particular interests in mathematics (whether theoretical, applied, computational, statistical, or educational).
Boston College Math Experience
Are you a high school junior or senior interested in math? This engaging and creative program is designed to challenge high school students with a strong interest in and talent for mathematics.