Degree Type
A.B., Sc.B.
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Mathematics concentrators at Brown can explore these concepts through the department's broad course offerings and flexible concentration requirements. The concentration leads to either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree (the latter is strongly recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate study in mathematics or related fields). Concentrators begin their learning with multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and abstract algebra. Beyond these prerequisites, students take a variety of advanced topics on the 1000 and 2000 level based on their interests. Students also have the option of completing a thesis project.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Develop foundational knowledge in algebra, geometry, and calculus
  • Acquire advanced understanding of at least one subfield of mathematics, such as number theory or harmonic analysis
  • Learn to construct rigorous proofs of mathematical theorems
  • Develop creative approaches to quantitative problems
  • Produce a body of original work

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 16   
2015 23   
2016 13 
2017 18   
2018 19   
2019 23   1

Alumni Pathways

Recent Math concentrators work as actuaries, management consultants, investment bankers, computer programmers and software engineers, physicians, geologists, journalists, high school educators, attorneys, molecular biologists, university professors, and statisticians in the private and public sectors.

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Directors of Undergraduate Studies/Advisors: Benoit Pausader, Richard Schwartz