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Math Department

Contact Information

Suite 203 Olds/Upton Hall

Mailing address:
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Phone:
269-337-7100 

Fax:
269-337-7101


Mission

The mission of the Mathematics Program is to foster in all our students critical habits of mind: description, analysis and interpretation. The Program is designed to prepare its majors for successful lifetime engagement with mathematics whether it be through applied work in industry or government; research in mathematics, statistics, or one of the other mathematical sciences; teaching; or applying mathematics in the physical, computing, or social sciences. For non-majors, the Program builds substantive skills in quantitative and abstract reasoning and in their application to the study of modern society.

Through innovative instruction and scholarship; experiential investigation and education; and industrial consultation and collaboration, our reach extends throughout the entire college and to the community of scholars and professionals beyond. The department's course offerings serve students throughout the college with classes in quantitative reasoning, statistics, calculus, and programming. The department also offers advanced courses in mathematics and computer science that support majors and minors in both disciplines.


Assistance Available for Underrepresented Minority Students

Students needing extra assistance in Math classes are encouraged to visit their professors during office hours and to visit the MPC during evening hours.  The department can also help arrange tutoring for students requiring ongoing one-to-one assistance in class.  We have limited funds available to pay for mathematics and computer science tutoring for underrepresented minority students who have financial need.  Please let your professor know if you believe you qualify and would like to apply.