# Mathematics & Statistics

The study of mathematics 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.

## Tracks

### Mathematics Major (B.A./B.S.)

Mathematics majors 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.

### Mathematics Minor

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 Analytics Concentration

A new concentration in data analytics has been added for students in the mathematics department. Studying data analytics 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

Faculty members use collaborative learning to promote the discovery method of learning. Our students enjoy learning because they actively participate in the process.

Caren Diefenderfer### 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