Earning your mathematics & statistics major or minor has both intrinsic beauty and wide applicability. It also strengthens critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills. A student graduating with a mathematics major from Hollins will be a logical thinker.
Fall Term 2017 saw four existing laboratories refreshed, two faculty office suites constructed, and the lobby area transformed as part of the Dana Science Building’s $6.5 million renovation. Five new labs and support spaces were operational by Spring Term 2018.
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Mathematics Major (B.A./B.S.)
Mathematics & statistics students are well educated in calculus, linear algebra, statistics, algebra, and analysis. They learn to apply mathematical concepts to problem solving. And, they are immersed in the development and communication of applied and theoretical mathematics.
Those who minor in math acquire a broad, comprehensive background in pattern recognition and problem solving. Students learn calculus and algebra, but they take just one of the required major-associated lab classes.
Data Science Concentration
A concentration in data science has been added for students in the mathematics department. Studying data science prepares you for a data-driven world, whether it is in the markets, sciences, or public policy. Students learn to identify trends and patterns in data through coursework in statistics, computer science, and data mining.
What You'll Learn
A Student/Faculty Partnership
Hollins students are partners with each other and with faculty in our math/stats courses. We explore concepts through inquiry and collaborative discussion which makes learning exciting and promotes deep understanding.Julie Clark
Get Practical Knowledge in a Supportive Atmosphere
I chose to be a math major because of the wonderful professors at Hollins, and I knew it was a degree that would get me a job. If I had gone anywhere other than Hollins, I might not have loved math and analytical thinking as much because math can be intimidating. But at Hollins, I felt comfortable exploring this field.Leah Jackman