The department of mathematics and statistics at Calvin offers a number of majors and minors. Whether you’re planning on going to graduate school, working as an actuary or teaching mathematics at the elementary or secondary level, we have courses to suit your vocational goals.
This 38-semester hour program consists of two freshman-level courses in calculus, two sophomore-level courses, four junior/senior-level courses, an interim course in mathematics, two semesters of the Mathematics Colloquium and a course in computer science.
Mathematics/Business Group Major
This 43-45 credit hour group major combines courses in business, economics and mathematics to prepare you to work with numbers in the business world. This major is not ideal for students who plan to enter graduate school in mathematics, or for those who plan to teach.
Mathematics/Economics Group Major
This 42-44 credit hour group major combines courses in mathematics and economics to prepare you for work in the world of economics. This program is not intended to prepare you for graduate school in mathematics, or for teaching.
Mathematics Elementary Major
Students desiring to be certified to teach elementary mathematics must complete a major program that includes courses in geometry, statistics and calculus. Students are also encouraged to take additional electives.
Mathematics Secondary Education Major
Students desiring to be certified to teach secondary mathematics must complete a major program that includes courses in statistics, linear algebra, geometry and history of mathematics. Students are also encouraged to take additional electives.