Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics is one of the largest and oldest academic departments at Western Michigan University. Major undergraduate programs include mathematics, applied mathematics, and elementary, middle school and secondary mathematics education. Graduate programs include mathematics, mathematics education and applied and computational mathematics.

Our mathematics faculty maintains a strong reputation for scholarship through an impressive level of research and grant activity.

Alumni news

Jeff Bergman '05 B.S. in mathematics recently was promoted to director of risk management for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. He previously served eight years in the company’s actuarial research department as an actuarial analyst, senior actuarial analyst and associate actuary. In his new position, Bergman is responsible for liability insurance and risk management programs, member and group contract administration, group underwriting, and industrial and management engineering services. Bergman also has a master’s degree in mathematics from Kansas State University.

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