Houghton Students Doing Math


Curiosity, faith, and reason

solving problems, finding patterns, making connections

Learn to think critically, reason effectively, and communicate clearly while developing mathematical skills to solve problems in the real world.

Mathematics Major

Student Research

Science & Math Colloquium

Meet the Faculty

Math at Houghton

Do you like to find patterns, make connections, and think deeply?

Do you want to develop your mathematical skills to solve problems in the real world?

The Houghton College Mathematics Department is a community of creative, curious people who share these interests. It's a place where you can learn to think critically, reason effectively, and communicate clearly as you ask and answer big questions. You'll learn mathematics by actively doing mathematics, and you'll grow in faith as you discover ways in which mathematics and Christian faith inform and enrich each other.

Studying mathematics at Houghton prepares students for success in a wide variety of careers and graduate programs through an academically rigorous, challenging, and supportive environment. The quantitative, structural, logical, and creative thought fostered through studying mathematics serves students well in other disciplines from physics, chemistry, and computer or data science to art, literature, and psychology. The program offers many opportunities outside the classroom, including research with professors, attending regional and national conferences, participating in mathematics competitions, serving as a teaching assistant, and a weekly departmental tea time.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

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Jobs in Mathematics

  • Actuarial scientist
  • Financial Planner
  • College professor
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Pastor

Graduate Studies

  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Penn State University
  • Rutgers University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Washington


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