Students in mathematics regularly participate in faculty-supervised competitions, including the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and the Alma College Michigan Autumn Take Home Challenge. Students are also offered the chance to participate in a variety of individualized “special topics” experiences during the course of their undergraduate careers. Students in the non-education degree programs are expected to complete some type of senior-level research or applications project, again under the direct supervision of a departmental faculty member.
Redefining the Classroom
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science encourages students to become active in organizations outside of the classroom. This not only allows you to learn more about your discipline, it provides social opportunities that will create longstanding friendships.