Mathematics majors begin the senior year with a senior seminar. These small seminars focus on different areas of mathematics and are devoted largely to presentations by students and intensive discussion. Then, in the spring semester, students may elect to write a thesis, working independently but under close faculty supervision. The senior thesis is a culmination of each student's undergraduate experience; it synthesizes coursework, research and discussion into a focused statement of intellectual growth and insight. Strong student papers sometimes are published in scholarly journals — a remarkable accomplishment at the undergraduate level.
Recent projects in mathematics include: