20122013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics Minor



Mathematics Overview
Undergraduate Program
The department supports undergraduate majors and minors in computer science and in mathematics. The computer science program is described in the computerscience portion of this catalog. The department also offers courses that play an important role in other disciplines.
In keeping with liberalarts traditions, Clark’s mathematics major provides a solid education in mathematical principles for students who wish to apply mathematics in other fields and students who wish to pursue mathematics in graduate school. Clark mathematics majors have gone on to graduate school in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and computer science at such universities as Brown, Cornell, NYU (Courant Institute), and Stonybrook. Graduates are employed in the public and private sectors as statisticians, mathematical modellers and actuaries, as well as teachers from the elementary to university level.
For more information, please visit the Mathematics Department’s website. Mathematics Placement Test
All students who intend to take mathematics courses or who need to satisfy the University’s mathematics proficiency requirement (with the exception of students with advancedplacement credit in calculus) must take the mathematics placement test given during orientation and preregistration. Based on placement test scores, some students will be required to pass IDND017 Foundations of Quantitative Thinking, offered through COPACE before they enroll in a formalanalysis course. Other students, who place at levels ranging from precalculus through MATH 124 , must begin in a course corresponding to their placement test scores. This course must not be higher or lower than the test score indicates. Students may challenge their placement by taking backup placement tests. Mathematics Faculty
Program
Frederic Green, Ph.D.
Li Han, Ph.D.
Stacey Hancock, Ph.D.
David Joyce, Ph.D.
Gideon Maschler, Ph.D.
Lawrence Morris, Ph.D.
Dominik Reinhold, Ph.D.
Lee Rudolph, Ph.D.
Natalia Sternberg, Ph.D.  Chair Emeriti
John Kennison, Ph.D. 


