The mathematics program at St. Olaf is nationally recognized for innovative and effective teaching, for scholarship, and for service to the profession. We see mathematics as interesting, important, useful, and appropriate for students with a wide variety of interests. Welcome to our mathematical community.
What's Happening in St. Olaf Math?
Keep yourself updated about the department. Check out the available MSCS Mess issues here.
Wondering what Sem: Applied refers to in the Class and Lab Schedule? Well, this year Professor Paul Humke is teaching a course titled Fractal Geometry. If you take this course, you will learn everything from the mathematics of a fractal to how these structures relate to the real world. Students who have taken ERA are invited to enroll.
Interested in becoming a Math Clinic Tutor? Applications are available on the ASC website.
- Textbook Info: All sections of Calculus I and II (Math 120, 126, 128) will use Stewart's Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 7th ed. This is available in print as well as in ebook format. All sections of Linear Algebra (Math 220) will use Poole's Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 3rd ed.
- AQR and Mathematics Placement Information: Please see the information to the left.
- Class of 2012: Among the 2012 graduates were 95 mathematics majors (the 2nd biggest major at the college this year), 31 statistics concentrators, and 13 computer science majors. Read about the students' post graduation plans. Congratulations to the students, parents, and faculty who helped this happen!
- Alumni: View profiles of recent alumni/ae.