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. Intensive upper-level 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.


More flexibility

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.

$1,500 scholarship

Three talented students receive the need-based Meacham Scholarship every year. You could be one of them.

Math major Kori Needham '96

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

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.

Popular classes

Learnability and Linguistic Theory

This course digs into the formal structure of Optimality Theory and Harmonic Serialism. You’ll learn algorithms for generative linguistic theories.

Fourier Analysis

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?

  • Actuary
  • Biostatistician
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Computational Biologist
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer

Where our math majors go to graduate school

  • Brown University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Georgia Tech
  • MIT
  • Stanford University
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oxford
  • Vanderbilt University