Sciences and Mathematics
Properly understood, mathematics is a creative undertaking, a quest to see the world in a new way, to understand the essence of a given problem and solve it imaginatively and efficiently, to gain a vision for the interrelations, combinations, abstractions and generalizations of number, time, and space. This vision for how mathematics ought to be studied sets the mathematics department at Hillsdale College apart through its commitment not just to provide instruction in various mathematical topics but to develop genuine creativity in its students. Graduating with a math major or minor from Hillsdale means not only encountering the ideas of algebra, analysis, and topology, but engaging in conversations about the relationships and applications of such ideas, delving deeply into the explanations and proofs of mathematical truths, learning to think for yourself in an original and dynamic fashion about solved and unsolved problems, and building lasting relationships with professors who guide you in your pursuit of knowledge and understanding. Mathematics is offered as both a major and minor.
"As a teacher, I believe that mathematics is fun and should be presented as such. I try to strike a balance between the rigorous nature of mathematics and its applicability."
Samuel Webster, Mathematics
"Some people pursue mathematics because they enjoy reasoning through difficult problems and finding their way to a solution. I most enjoy the creative act of developing new mathematical structures and exploring the consequences of the definitions that I make."
William Abram, Mathematics
"The poetry of mathematics involves looking at old ideas in new ways and making unexpected connections between apparently disparate concepts."
David Gaebler, Mathematics
Ryan Hutchinson, Mathematics
Theory of NumbersRead More
Properties of the integers, the Euclidean Algorithm, divisibility, diophantine equations, prime numbers, congruences and residues.Read More
Real AnalysisRead More
A rigorous treatment of the calculus of one variable, including limits, continuity, sequences, differentiation and Riemann integrals.Read More
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Founded in 1931, Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society for undergraduates.
Problem Solving Seminar
The Hillsdale Problem Solving Seminar meets weekly to discuss mathematical problem-solving techniques.
The Hillsdale College Actuarial Club is a pre-professional student organization for students interested in pursuing careers in the actuarial sciences.