In the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, we seek to provide our students with a strong foundation that blends theory with practice, and our graduates leave equally well-prepared for industry and for graduate school. The department is an integral part of the Rhodes College liberal arts curriculum. Our department's faculty have a wide range of research interests, and all share a dedication to undergraduate teaching. Many students at Rhodes who major in other subjects find our classes helpful for the mathematical needs of their own fields of study.
Rhodes students have a wealth of opportunities to be involved with math through our student-run math clubs; summer research fellowships with department faculty; study abroad opportunities; math and math modeling competitions; and internships with local companies. Our students conduct research not only with professors, but also through Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) around the country.
The department offers a minor in Statistics and also supports the interdisciplinary majors of Biomathematics and Math-Econ. Students pursuing the applied statistics minor will gain a solid foundation in statistical concepts and programming providing them with marketable statistical skills that they can apply to real world data. Students pursuing interdisciplinary majors in Biomathematics and Math-Econ take several math and computer science courses, and have the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research with department faculty.