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Mathematics Major

Explore the reasoning, creativity, and applications of mathematics in a close-knit community.

Explore the relationships between mathematics and other disciplines and its history over time. You'll see ways in which mathematics is a creative discipline through which we can participate in the creative nature of God. Majoring in mathematics prepares you to think, ask questions, communicate and solve problems - skills for life.

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What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s Mathematics program, you will gain mathematical thinking and communication skills as you:

  • Learn mathematics by doing mathematics
  • Engage in coursework in Calculus, Algebra, Analysis, Number Theory, Probability, Differential Equations, Proofs, & non-Euclidean Geometry
  • Discover that math is a creative discipline, allowing you to participate in the creative nature of God
  • Pursue a double major in Data Science, if desired

124 credits


Required Courses


Elective Courses and General Education

Degree Requirements

Hands-on Learning

To learn mathematics, you need to do mathematics. As a mathematics major, you are actively involved in your learning with your fellow students and your professors. Enjoy a very active class environment and experience mathematics inside and outside of the classroom.

Research Opportunities

Enjoy the opportunity to engage in collaborative research opportunities. This includes a yearly seminar course that allows you to investigate unsolved mathematics problems in small groups with a professor. Additional opportunities are possible through Houghton's Shannon Summer Research Institute.

Supportive Learning Community

In the mathematics program, Houghton’s faculty foster a close community. Small class sizes and an active learning environment will keep you engaged and supported throughout your time at Houghton. Mathematics faculty are approachable and committed to your learning. They will take the time to know you so they can advise you on your future career and or graduate school choices.

Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript and your test scores (can be waived)
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Personal Statement

The personal statement portion of our application for admission is perhaps the best place to truly tell your story, to tell who you are and what is important to you.
Personal Statement

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