Discover the power of analytical thinking in a collaborative community of peers. Harness mathematical tools and learn how to use them to tackle real-world challenges.
About the Mathematics Program
Studying math equips you to assess quantitative problems and develop structured solutions—skills that will help you in just about any career you choose. Math majors excel in business, finance, engineering, education, medicine, law, and other fields requiring highly developed analytical abilities.
At Mills, you’ll be inspired by math teachers who are dedicated to the success of every student. In small, diverse classes, professors will pose questions that stimulate active, inclusive discussion. To help you master challenging subjects like calculus and algebra, they’ll guide you through assignments, provide individualized feedback, and even give untimed exams. With support from faculty and classmates, you’ll advance through the program to hone your analytical skills in classes on statistics, computation, and more. View our program details for in-depth information on coursework for the major and minor.
You’ll participate in an empowering, tight-knit community of faculty and peers outside of class, too. Professors will mentor you one-on-one and encourage you to explore individual interests. You’ll be emboldened to gain hands-on research experience, develop your professional networks, and build your resume. Because Mills is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ll meet representatives from leading employers who visit campus to discuss the professional paths open to mathematicians.
Courses You Could Take
Theory of Computation
Problem Solving in Mathematics
Real Analysis I
Probability & Statistics