Don't just study — explore. Bucknell students have frequent opportunities to work closely with faculty who are active researchers into questions at the frontiers of theoretical and applied mathematics.
Mathematics faculty members have received numerous grants and awards including recent selection by the National Science Foundation and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.
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You love to study problems and patterns.
You think math is beautiful and elegant. And you want to learn the basic language of the sciences and engineering and also be a great writer, speaker and thinker.
You'll learn from and work alongside faculty who are active researchers. Our mathematics department maintains a vibrant schedule of events and speakers and can connect you with summer research and study abroad opportunities. You'll connect with classmates in student organizations and have a shot at making a splash at the Putnam Competition.
The mathematics program at Bucknell has been home to five recipients of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to very few mathematics majors nationwide.
Mathematics professors help students develop the habits of exact thinking, purposeful abstraction and disciplined creativity implicit in mathematical accomplishment.
Bucknell teams consistently do well in the annual Putnam Competition, placing as high as 10th among about 400 schools.
The study of mathematics is one of the oldest human endeavors. It is the basic language of the natural sciences and engineering, and it is a vital tool in the social sciences, business and the arts.
Bucknell teams consistently do well in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, placing as high as 9th among over 2000 teams.
Mathematics students often gain career experience through summer internships. Recently, students have been interns at:
Mathematics students often go on to graduate school to study mathematics, statistics, physics or economics; others enroll in law or medical school. Recently graduate schools of choice include:
The study of mathematics offers excellent career prospects, including actuarial work, analytics, biostatistics, quantitative modeling and cryptology. With Bucknell's broad liberal arts focus, mathematics majors have the cultural, social and global awareness that employers desire.
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