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The mission of the Mathematics Program is to foster in all our students critical habits of mind: description, analysis and interpretation. The Program is designed to prepare its majors for successful lifetime engagement with mathematics whether it be through applied work in industry or government; research in mathematics, statistics, or one of the other mathematical sciences; teaching; or applying mathematics in the physical, computing or social sciences. For non-majors, the Program builds substantive skills in quantitative and abstract reasoning and in their application to the study of modern society.

Through innovative instruction and scholarship; experiential investigation and education; and industrial consultation and collaboration, our reach extends throughout the entire college and to the community of scholars and professionals beyond. The department’s course offerings serve students throughout the college with classes in quantitative reasoning, statistics, calculus and programming. The department also offers advanced courses in mathematics and computer science that support majors and minors in both disciplines.

K Math in the News

Read about the Math department in the Kalamazoo College News.