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Mathematics and Statistics Department

Studying the mathematical sciences develops your skills in logical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and data analysis — skills germane to many disciplines. Our students frequently participate in national competitions, student seminars, summer research, and internships. Our faculty members have strong research careers and actively engage students in their research. Majors pursue careers in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, actuarial science, finance, law and more. More than 40% of our recent majors attended graduate school.

Department News

Goldwater Scholarship Foundation Honors Two Grinnell College Students

Rachel Bass ’19 and Timothy Burnette ’19 were selected for their academic achievements. The award was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

Blazing a Trail of Opportunities

Jarren Santos ’17’s journey to a master of public health degree included an innovative science program, faculty-mentored advanced projects, a tour to meet alumni in data analysis and technology, off-campus research, and a cooperative degree program.

Wisdom of the Ages

Curricular and extracurricular connections flourish between Grinnell College and local retirement community.

Department Information

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Noyce Science Center
1116 Eighth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States