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 340



A study of probability theory relative to both discrete and continuous probability laws. Topics include independence and dependence, mean, variance and expectation, random variables, jointly distributed probability laws, Chebysheff's Inequality and a version of the Central Limit Theorem.…

MAT 330

Real Analysis I


The theory of functions of a real variable. Topics include properties of the real numbers, sequences and series, continuity, differentiation, the Riemann integral, and sequences of functions.

Mathematics 113 and one of Mathematics 220, 230, or 255.  (Fall)

MAT 113

Calculus II


An introduction to techniques and applications of integration; infinite series including convergence tests and Taylor series; calculus on parametric and polar curves; and concepts in 3-space including vectors, lines, planes, and vector-valued functions. Satisfies a major requirement in…