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.
Google has selected Hollins University as a partner institution to implement its Applied Computing Series, an initiative focusing on computer science education. Hollins was chosen as one of only 11 colleges and universities nationally that have been accepted into the program this year. Associate Professors of Mathematics Julie Clark and Steve Wassell are spending a week in New York City at the Google Applied Computing Series (ACS) Faculty Summit, where they are receiving training to teach data science courses at Hollins in the 2019-20 academic year. Follow them on their blog.
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