The Mathematics Major and Minor at Davidson

The study of mathematics offers a unique and important way of interpreting the world around us, bringing accuracy and rigor to the quest for discovering patterns in observations both abstract and concrete. 

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department intends for majors to acquire a broad and solid base in mathematics enabling both further study and application, and we aim to provide an outstanding undergraduate environment of courses and opportunities. 

We nurture mathematical, computational, and algorithmic points of view in students embarking on a liberal education, desiring skills for other endeavors, and pursuing contemporary ideas in mathematics and computer science.

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Ceiling Exception Request

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science does not keep "waiting lists" for classes, however, by the end of the first week of classes, the chair will make any ceiling exceptions on a case-by-case basis. If you think a MAT or CSC course should be considered for a ceiling exception, please complete a request.

Ceiling Exception Request

Courses You Might Take

MAT 112

Calculus I and Modeling

Instructor
Tamagawa, Wiedemann
 
An introduction to the differential and integral calculus of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions with applications including graphical analysis, optimization, and numerical methods. An emphasis on investigating mathematical approaches to describing and understanding change…

MAT 325

Graph Theory

Instructor
H. Smith

A rigorous introduction to graph theory including the study of trees, connectivity, graph distances, adjacency matrices, Euler tours, Hamiltonian cycles, matchings, graph colorings, planarity, Euler characteristic, directed graphs, network flows, algorithms and extremal problems.

Counts as an…

MAT 105

Introduction to Statistics

Instructor
C. Smith

An introduction to statistics as a science of understanding and analyzing data. Students will learn how to effectively make use of data in the face of uncertainty: how to collect data, how to analyze data, and how…