The study of mathematics at Sewanee forms part of the preparation of informed and discerning citizens, capable of critically analyzing information, weighing alternatives and presenting reasoned arguments in order to navigate a rapidly changing world. While crucial for students who pursue concentrated study in mathematics or computer science, the exposure to abstraction and concise reasoning is also invaluable to students in fields as far-ranging as law, science, economics, and theology.

Such study also serves as part of a well-rounded education in the appreciation of human endeavor. Like a sculpture or a concerto, a theorem or an algorithm is a creative work, and the department seeks to expose students to the beauty of this variation of artistic creation.


Head of UX Design for Financial Products at Bloomberg Speaks at Sewanee Homecoming
November 13, 2015
2015 Math and Computer Science Homecoming Talk celebrates Linda Lankewicz, professor of computer science emerita, and computer science at Sewanee, Fahd Arshad, Class of 2002.
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2015 Hooke Prize for Achievement in Calculus
2015 Hooke Prize in Calculus
November 9, 2015
Elizabeth Tilly and Davis Easley, both Class of 2018, were awarded this prestigious award at the Founder's Day Convocation held on October 16, 2015.
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2015 Hooke Prize in Mathematics
May 10, 2015
Sewanee graduate Brandon Miller is honored with this award at this year's commencement ceremonies
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