Studying Mathematics and Statistics at WashU
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to providing a setting that fosters excellence in teaching, learning and research, and that communicates to students the beauty and excitement of mathematics. The department reaches nearly 5,000 students each year, teaching more student hours in the fall semester than any other department in Arts & Sciences.
Mathematics has always held a central position in the liberal arts, and over time it has also come to play an important role in more and more aspects of our lives. Mathematical analysis and modeling are involved in many areas, far beyond the traditional association of mathematics with the physical sciences and engineering. This fact is reflected in the diversity of the students who study at least some mathematics during their time at Washington University — students who recognize the importance of quantitative skills in a world that becomes more and more technological.
Within a mathematics major or minor, there are many opportunities to follow your own interests and aspirations. The department offers: