Master the beautiful language of science
One-on-one tutorials lead to uncommon success
The small classes and hands-on approach to learning at Eckerd College will help you define your interests. Our intensive upper-division courses will hone your quantitative skills and understanding of mathematical systems. Planning on grad school? Expect to be the smartest kid in the room with a mathematics degree from Eckerd.
After Calculus, the mathematics major requires just 8 upper-division mathematics courses. This gives you the freedom to focus on the applied, the theoretical or a combination of both.
Room to grow
Every year we offer at least 7 upper-division mathematics courses. As a sophomore, junior, and senior you’ll take 2 each semester. Use your free electives to get a second major or explore the liberal arts.
Three talented students receive the need-based Meacham Scholarship every year. You could be one of them.
In Their Own Words
“Dr. David Kerr taught me that being a mathematician didn’t have to equate to being stuffy. He made learning and applying math practical and fun. Eckerd is special to me because it brought together everything I needed in a single package. The academic environment was challenging and prepared me for grad school and the corporate world.”
— Kori Needham ’96
Director Business Development, Fast Lane Consulting and Education
Beyond the Classroom
- Hurricane Track Analyst, U.S. Geological Survey
- Cryptologic Intern, National Security Agency
- Tableau Intern, The Data School in London
- Hollings Scholar, NOAA
- Immunological Intern, National Institutes of Health
We mix it up in January with four-week courses that focus on Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Modeling, Cultural Mathematics, Computational Origami or the Mathematics of Strength and Conditioning.Study Abroad Pics on Flickr
Give back by tutoring middle or high school students at the James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center in mid-town St. Petersburg.Service Pics on Flickr
Strengthen your resume by joining our on-going research into Linguistics, Operator Theory or Hall Thruster technology (ionized plasma engines that control space satellite trajectories). All done right here on our Florida campus.
How are cognitive functions structured and computed in the brain? Dig into the math that describes how formal theories of language work and how they might be represented in a neural architecture.
Study the Fourier Sine and Cosine Series from both a computational and theoretical perspective. Learn why these series converge and how they can be used to approximate Pi and to calculate Bernoulli numbers.
What can I do with a mathematics degree?
- Computational Biologist
- Data Scientist
- Financial Analyst
- Forensic Analyst
- Technical Writer
Where our math majors go to graduate school
- Brown University
- Dalhousie University
- Dartmouth College
- Georgia Tech
- Stanford University
- UNC Chapel Hill
- University of Amsterdam
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of Chicago
- University of Oxford
- Vanderbilt University