Math: the universal language. Become fluent as you follow Lawrence’s carefully crafted mathematics pathway, where you’ll hone your foundational calculus and proof techniques, gain an introduction to computer science, and explore fields of advanced mathematics and statistics.

Whether you plan to pursue graduate studies or bring your mathematical mind to a career in business, engineering, healthcare, IT, and more, our two math track options empower you to reach your goals for life after Lawrence. Choose from a major in mathematics (with the option of a statistics track) or a major in mathematics-economics.

Discover our range of classes, from foundational courses to advanced studies.

Explore the mathematics coursework requirements.

Get to know the mathematics faculty.

Budapest, with the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue on the Danube River

Mathematical fluency + Cultural fluency = A great pairing

Grab your passport and spend a term or more abroad, in programs such as the Lawrence University London Centre or the Budapest Semester in Mathematics.

The Chandler Senior Experience

As a senior you will engage in a one-term independent study, working on a topic of your choice under the guidance of a faculty member. You’ll demonstrate your ability to learn and apply mathematics with little supervision and to clearly and cogently express this knowledge both verbally and in writing.

Recent Senior Experience projects include:

  • Symmetry and Quantum Mechanics
  • Knot Theory and Math Blogging: All Four Proofs that the Borromean Rings Cannot be Formed Using Perfect Circles 
  • Random Forests and Baseball: An Examination of Exit Velocity and its Predictors 
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From actuarial science to z-intercepts, the foundations of a mathematics education at Lawrence allow you to approach careers and advanced study from any angle of your choosing.

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Branching Paths

Where will your mathematics journey take you? Students and faculty work closely together across different branches of the field providing opportunities to combine your mathematics studies with work in computer science or statistics and data science. 

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On Any Given Day... an array of opportunities that await you at Lawrence University.


Andrew Sage | Open Office

Lawrence students visit the office of Andrew Sage, Associate Professor of Statistics, and connect on interests in and out of the classroom.

Math on a chalkboard.

Preparation for Calculus

This course is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus at Lawrence including an exploration of functions, including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.

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