The curriculum delves deeply into a wide range of the many and varied branches of mathematics. Your courses will focus on developing deductive reasoning and persuasive writing abilities, as well as analytical and quantitative, problem-solving skills. You will explore both the abstract, theoretical aspects of math and its applications to a variety of topics. Math students routinely attend conferences to present the results of work they completed with guidance from a faculty member.

Professor of Mathematics Debra Boutin hands out cookies to Michael De Percin '15 and Osvaldo Adames '15 in the math dept. study area in Christian A. Johnson Hall.

A math student’s discovery: a knack for writing

Osvaldo Adames ’15 knew he would major in math. He wanted a small college, where professors would know his name, and he fell for the Hamilton College campus. Now, if he wanted to prove he made the right choice he could point to his functional analysis class. All of its 17 or so students had had Professor Robert Kantrowitz before. The class was really hard and really fun. “The thing is, not only did we know each other really well, but everybody was interested in what we were talking about,” Adames says.

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Mark Kasdorf ’06
“Serial entrepreneur” Mark Kasdorf ’06, shown here at the Intrepid headquarters, has launched four companies since he graduated from Hamilton.

A graduate’s progress: an entrepreneur in motion

As a math major at Hamilton College, Mark Kasdorf ’06 studied theorems and wrote proofs aplenty. He doesn’t crunch the hard numbers anymore, but he solves problems daily as CEO and founder of the iOS application development consulting firm Intrepid Pursuits. He was named Emerging Executive of the Year by the Mass Technology Leadership Council. In 2011, he launched Hamilton’s first business pitch competition to introduce entrepreneurship to students.

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