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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. Personal Development and Professional Success

    At Rollins, students benefit from personalized attention and mentorship, fostering their growth as critical thinkers and problem solvers. This close-knit environment nurtures resilience, adaptability, and a strong work ethic, qualities essential for success both academically and professionally.

  2. Student-Faculty Collaboration

    At Rollins, students can work with faculty for eight weeks on research that targets career interests or strengthens their resume for graduate school – and get paid. Engaging in research promotes active learning, fosters intellectual curiosity, and prepares students for postgraduate endeavors. Recent research and potential topics include marketing, risk management, alcohol addiction, modeling public opinion, philosophy of math, and topological graph theory.

  3. Career Options

    At Rollins, students develop strong analytical and quantitative skills through their study of mathematics. These coveted skills provide our students with a competitive advantage. 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.

  • Self portrait of Alexandra DeLucia.

    Alexandra DeLucia ’18

    Researcher, Sony

  • Self portrait of Shree Raj Shrestha

    Shree Raj Shrestha ’17

    Senior Software Engineer, Automox

  • Jill Beck ’11

    Jill Beck ’11

    Technical Services Engineer, Epic

  • Self portrait of Grace Soto

    Grace Soto ’17

    Senior Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin

  • Self portrait of Raghabendra KC

    Raghabendra KC ’13

    Assistant Professor of Marketing, Rollins College

  • Self portrait of Arden Baxter

    Arden Baxter ’18

    CDC Prevention Effectiveness Fellow-Analytics and Modeling Track, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Real World Experience

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

  • Amazon
  • JABIL
  • 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

CDC Prevention Effectiveness Fellow-Analytics and Modeling Track, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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

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Two Rollins College students work on a formula in an industrial math class.

Dive Into Mathematics

You will acquire the skills, knowledge, flexibility, and the ability to learn—all necessary to thrive in a changing world.


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Teymuroglu Selected to Serve on MAA Membership Committee

Mathematics professor Zeynep Teymuroglu has been invited to serve on the Mathematical Association of America’s Membership Committee.

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Rollins Receives Scientific Equipment Grant

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Rollins a grant that will enhance learning in the sciences and make biology and chemistry majors even more competitive for careers in STEM.

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

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.


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

  • 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