Solving Problems, Finding Patterns and Making Connections

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

Do you like to find patterns and think deeply?

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.

Also available as a minor

Careers in Math

A Houghton mathematics degree equips you with the skills you need to be successful in the graduate program or career of your choice. According to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics projections for 2016-2026, careers in mathematical sciences are projected to grow at four times the rate of the overall job market career growth.

What They’re Doing

  • Actuary
  • Architect
  • Biostatistician
  • Doctor
  • Electronics engineer
  • Financial analyst
  • High school teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Professor
  • Pastor

Grad Schools Attended

  • Arizona State University
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Boston University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • The College at Brockport (State University of New York)
  • Harvard University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Washington
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