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Mathematical Sciences

See how God reveals himself through deep questions, intricate details and glorious patterns.

At Houghton, you’ll learn to think critically, reason effectively, and communicate clearly using math, science and technology to solve real-world problems. Join a community of creative and curious people who will help you grow in your Christian faith. Get out of your comfort zone and be challenged academically through hands-on coursework.

Calling all curious minds, deep thinkers, connectors, analysts and problem solvers… we have a major for you.

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Computer & Data Science Majors

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Computer Science

Undergraduate Major & Minor – BS
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Data Science

Undergraduate Major & Minor – BA

Math Majors

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Undergraduate Major & Minor – BA

Physics Majors

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Undergraduate Major & Minor – BA, BS
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Applied Physics

Undergraduate Major – BS

Mathematical Science at Houghton

Faculty Mentoring

You’ll find that Houghton’s faculty foster a close community. Small class sizes allow you develop meaningful connections with faculty and your classmates. Faculty are partners in your education and you’ll work with them side by side on research projects. They act as your advisor, coaching you towards a future career path or graduate school and caring for your emotional and spiritual growth.

Christ-Centered Education

A Christian liberal arts education exposes you to a variety of content areas while encouraging to grow in your faith. At Houghton, you’ll find a Christ-center community that extends beyond Chapel, to everyday interactions in the classroom, sharing a meal, or passing one another on campus.

Experiential Learning

As part of the math and sciences, you are an active participant in your own learning. Enjoy a lively class environment and labs that grow your technical skills. You’ll find numerous opportunities to perform real-world research. You’ll have the opportunity to conduct, present, and publish peer-reviewed research in collaboration with faculty members. You can also work directly in the field through off-campus study, practicums, internships, and student/faculty research collaboration at the Shannon Summer Research Institute.

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Enjoy the opportunity to engage in collaborative research opportunities with faculty that extend beyond the classroom. Combine your skills in math and science as you take on a focused research project and prepare to present your findings.

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Houghton alum Isaac Cassulis standing in data science lab.

Valuable Insights

Data Science appealed to Isaac Cassulis ’22, for its high employment demand and the many ways it can be applied across all fields. At Houghton, he received real world experience transforming consumer data into valuable insights to help businesses serve their customers more effectively, including for the Nashville Superspeedway at the NASCAR Ally 400. Isaac’s experiences at Houghton prepared him to start working in analytics right away and is currently working as a Data Analyst.

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Faculty & Staff

Houghton professor Brandon Bate.

Brandon Bate

Associate Professor of Mathematics
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Miriam Case

Academic Departments Coordinator for Paine Science Center
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Houghton professor Brandon Hoffman.

Brandon Hoffman

Professor of Physics
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Houghton professor Jill Jordan in classroom.

Jill Jordan

Dean of Natural Sciences & Mathematics; Associate Professor of Mathematics
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Houghton professor Katrina Koehler standing in classroom.

Katrina Koehler

Assistant Professor of Physics
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Houghton professor Babafemi Sorinolu standing outside on campus lawn.

Babafemi Sorinolu

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
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Houghton professor Rebekah Yates.

Rebekah Yates

Professor of Mathematics
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Houghton professor Mark Yuly in gray sweater.

Mark Yuly

Professor of Physics
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