The Mathematics Department provides the quantitative reasoning component in the liberal arts education of RWU students and makes available a variety of courses and programs for those who need advanced training in mathematics. This parallels RWU’s mission to provide its students with a general education and meet the specific needs of those pursuing professional, educational, and technical careers.
The Mathematics curriculum provides preparation for graduate study and for a variety of careers in industry and government. There is enough flexibility in the program to allow a large choice of electives, and the program, when combined with further study in a second area, can provide an excellent foundation for graduate or professional study in the physical sciences, computer science, engineering, or business.
Several factors distinguish Roger Williams University from the competition. For starters, small class size means more personalized attention from our faculty members. Our Math major is made up of only 10 courses, leaving plenty of room for a double major, or to experience a wide variety of electives. Our students are involved on campus-as math tutors and as members of KME, the Mathematical Honor Society. Unlike at other institutions, our students have the opportunity to co-author math publications with our faculty. One of our students was awarded the top prize in the MAA Student Essay in History of Mathematics.