Mathematics is a grouping of sciences, including geometry, algebra, and calculus, that study quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematics concentrators at Brown can explore these concepts through the department’s broad course offerings and flexible concentration requirements. The concentration leads to either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree (the latter is strongly recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate study in mathematics or related fields). Concentrators begin their learning with multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and abstract algebra. Beyond these prerequisites, students take a variety of advanced topics on the 1000 and 2000 level based on their interests. Students also have the option of completing a thesis project.
Here's what concentrators from the class of 2012 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Analyst, Business Development Corporation of America
- Assistant Trader, Susquehanna International Group
- Research Analyst, Elm Ridge Mangement, LLC
- Software Engineer, 10gen
- Brown University, MS, Applied Mathematics
- New York University
- New York University, PhD, Mathematics
- Rutgers University, PhD, Philosophy
- Stanford University, PhD, Mathematics
- University of California-Berkeley, PhD, Mathematics
- University of California-Los Angeles, PhD, Mathematics
- University of Chicago, PhD, Pure Mathematics
- University of Michigan, PhD, Applied Mathematics
- Yale University School of Management, PhD, Marketing