The mathematics program at Rollins goes far beyond working with formulas and numbers. It stimulates curiosity and emphasizes deductive reasoning, creative problem solving, and the clear and precise articulation of results.

As you advance in the major, you’ll acquire a suite of in-demand skills, including making critical observations, understanding concrete and abstract problems, extracting patterns, and creating mathematical models.

Why Study Mathematics at Rollins

  1. A Versatile Degree

    A major or minor in mathematics complements a range of disciplines, from business and economics to computer science and education. Rollins math majors also pursue pre-professional programs in engineering, health, and law.

  2. Student-Faculty Collaboration

    Work with a professor for eight weeks on research that targets your career interests or strengthens your resume for grad school—and get paid. Recent research topics include marketing, risk management, alcohol addiction, and modeling public opinion.

  3. Career Options

    Studying math at Rollins prepares you for an array of exciting opportunities. Many math majors are recruited for internships and research projects early in their college careers. Our graduates are thriving in an array of fields—from engineering and education to finance and government.

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Erik Henning Ander ’16

“Most people will tell you that medicine and sociology have little to do with math, but at Rollins I learned to apply math processes to problem-solving in all types of research—and it helps me immensely in my postgraduate work. I can say that collaborating so closely with faculty taught me more than I could have imagined.”

Erik Henning Ander ’16

MD Candidate, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Rollins Mathematics Careers

Rollins mathematics grads are making tomorrow happen at some of the world’s most innovative companies and prestigious institutions.

  • Alexandra DeLucia

    Alexandra DeLucia ’18

    High Performance Computing Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Shree Raj Shrestha

    Shree Raj Shrestha ’17

    Software Development Engineer, Amazon

  • Jill Beck ’11

    Jill Beck ’11

    Technical Services Engineer, Epic

  • Grace Soto

    Grace Soto ’17

    Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin

  • Raghabendra KC

    Raghabendra KC ’13

    Assistant Professor of Business, Rollins College

  • Arden Baxter

    Arden Baxter ’18

    PhD Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology

Real World Experience

From community engagement courses to internships and research, mathematics majors hone their skills in the real world.

  • Amazon
  • Los Alamos
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Goldman Sachs
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“At Rollins, I gained extensive knowledge of problem-solving and analytical skills to solve real-world issues. I learned that I can make a career for myself that is not only challenging and uses my math major but is also impactful in the community.”

Arden Baxter ’18

PhD Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology

Beyond the Classroom

Community Engagement Outreach What do math and community engagement have to do with one another? At Rollins, a lot. Math majors work with elementary school children in underserved communities, study childhood obesity at Rollins’ Child Development & Student Research Center, and help create a more diverse and inclusive community of student mathematicians by participating in a local math festival. Through opportunities like these, you’ll help make our communities brighter while honing your communication, research, and problem-solving skills.

Collaborative Research At Rollins, undergraduates can work side by side with a professor on an original research project through the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program. Not only will you conduct real research, but you’ll also have the opportunity to publish your findings and present at a professional conference. Along the way, you’ll develop the kind of experience that is in demand by both employers and grad schools

Keep Exploring

Take a deeper dive into mathematics at Rollins by meeting your future professors, seeing our grads in action, and sitting in on a class.

Students in an independent study math course meet to collaborate on research.

May 03, 2022

Cool Class: Industrial Mathematics

Students in this independent study course experienced firsthand one of the many practical career applications of a math degree: working together to analyze data and find innovative solutions for real problems.

February 28, 2022

Teymuroglu Awarded Grant from Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

The funding will support student-faculty research at both Rollins and the University of Richmond that focuses on opioid use and disease spread.

Adis Vila on the Rollins campus.

July 08, 2019

Evening the Odds

Adis Vila ’74 has been many things in life—a Cuban immigrant, a star pupil, a presidential staff member—and she’s not done yet.

Expert Faculty

Each professor in the mathematics major brings a subspecialty like graph theory, network analysis, or mathematical biology to align with specific career paths. This is why students are prepared to thrive in a variety of fields.

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Bush Science Center
1000 Holt Ave. – 2743
Winter Park, FL 32789

Telephone: 407.646.2432

Fax: 407.646.2479

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Contact Mathematics Professors

  • Mark Anderson

    Mark Anderson, PhD

    Professor of Mathematics

    Research interests: Graph theory, preferably on the topological or algebraic side

  • Zeynep Teymuroglu

    Zeynep Teymuroglu, PhD

    Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Research interests: Mathematical biology, network analysis, and mathematics for social justice

  • Richard Vitray

    Richard Vitray, PhD

    Professor of Mathematics

    Research interests: Graph theory and inquiry-based learning

  • Jay Yellen

    Jay Yellen, PhD

    Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

    Research interests: Graph theory, operations research, and scheduling optimization