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Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics, statistics, and computer science attempt to describe the world we live in and our relationship to it. They are structural mechanisms providing context for speculation and discovery; important tools for illuminating theories and implementing techniques from other disciplines; and art forms exhibiting aesthetic values. They’re the mathematical sciences, and at Lewis & Clark they’re an integral part of a liberal arts education.

From Calculus and Differential Equations, to Theory of Computation, Computer Architecture and Assembly Languages, to Algorithm Design, Analysis and Combinatorics, our curriculum combines traditional concepts and classical principles with 21st century technologies and theories.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers three majors: mathematics; computer science and mathematics; and computer science. There are also two minors: one in mathematics and one in computer science. At the heart of the our curriculum is the development of conceptual and computational intuition, sophistication in the analysis of complicated structures and, most importantly, the interplay of these two with broadly based sets of technical skills and techniques.

Our facilities include two Unix computer lab/classrooms; the popular The Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center, a drop-in resource center; the Student Study Room; and several seminar classrooms. Faculty are experts in their research areas, and they maintain an “open door” policy; students are encouraged to stop in to ask questions, discuss coursework, or just talk math.


April 23rd, 2014

  • Image preview 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Presentation of Honors Thesis in Knot Theory

    Knot Invariants: The Jones Polynomial and its Generalizations

     By Cyndel Binkley ’14

  • Image preview 5:00pm: A Fireside Chat with Remy and Andrew Neymarc

    Join Remy & Andrew Neymarc, L&C’s latest Fireside Chat guests, to learn behind the scenes details about their experiences and perspectives in creating award winning video and ads.  The Neymarcs are the youngest individuals to ever produce a Superbowl commercial!  Remy Neymarc attended Lewis & Clark College, and with his brother, Andrew, have formed the a visual production company based just outside NYC.

April 30th, 2014

May 10th, 2014

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Natural Sciences Graduation Reception
    All graduating Mathematics, Computer Science and Math or Computer Science majors and their families are invited to join the faculty for this gathering.

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