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Senior Theses in Mathematics

The BA program culminates in the writing of a Senior Thesis.

Students select a topic related to their concentration and submit their thesis proposal in the spring of their junior year. Under the regular guidance of faculty advisors and evaluators, students continue to research, write, and develop the study over the course of their senior year. The result is a significant piece of research and an established skill set that will enable independent research studies going forward.

It's your chance to research what interests you. Write. Reflect. Discover. The faculty is here to support you as you pursue your passions.

Past theses in mathematics include:

Math Thesis Poster
Melissa Sherman Bennett '16
Math Thesis Poster


Ethan Acklesberg '16 Thesis Poster
Ethan Acklesberg '16
Math Thesis Poster


Nathan Sadowsky '16 Math Thesis Poster
Nathan Sadowsky '16
Math Thesis Poster

Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus Dmitry KondrashovDmitry Kondrashov (entering class of ‘92, BA ‘96), Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago, recently published the textbook Quantifying Life: A Symbiosis of Computation, Mathematics, and Biology (The University of Chicago Press, 2016). 

Written for an interdisciplinary course taught at the University of Chicago, the text quickly introduces biology majors to advanced techniques in mathematics and statistics that are relevant for modeling and data analysis in biological research. As a lecturer in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago, Dmitry saw the need for Quantifying Life while teaching an introductory course he developed in quantitative modeling for biology.

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