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Mathematics has sometimes been called the art of logical ideas. If you love discovering patterns and structure in complex processes and are satisfied by logically sound solutions to problems, a mathematics major at Linfield will sharpen your critical-thinking skills and help develop the analytical tools needed for a career in your chosen field. Study abroad, join in math competitions, pursue student-faculty collaborative research or follow other Linfield mathematics alumni in pursuing a variety of meaningful careers.

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As a mathematics major at Linfield

you might take:

Game Theory

Investigate the mathematics of competitive and cooperative games arising in economics, business, politics and society. (MATH 365)

Nonlinear ODEs and Dynamical Systems

Explore chaos theory and investigate mathematical models for physical phenomena in the sciences. (MATH 310)

Higher Geometry

Explore systems of geometry and the connection between the shape of a space and the type of geometry it admits. (MATH 320)

Studying mathematics at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Work independently and confidently in mathematical situations.

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  • Possess an understanding and appreciation of the breadth and beauty of the mathematical sciences and their deep interconnecting principles.

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  • Develop a solid understanding of the core fundamentals of undergraduate mathematics. Furthermore, have the ability to communicate mathematical ideas with precision, clarity and organization.

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  • Possess a positive attitude toward and derive enjoyment from studying and applying mathematics.

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Intern in all areas of math

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where math majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • Oregon Mutual Insurance

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Chuck Dunn
Department Chair and Professor
Taylor Hall